STER-KINEKOR: Crazy Rich Asians, the hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel of the same name is now showing at Ster-Kinekor nationwide.
The movie has been burning up the box office for two weeks straight abroad and has no plans to slow down!
With a 92 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and an A on CinemaScore, “Crazy Rich Asians” has earned acclaim both as a fun rom-com and as a rallying cry for Asian-Americans looking for more representation in media.
Based on Kevin Kwan’s best-seller, the movie stars Constance Wu of ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat” as Rachel Chu, a Chinese-American economics professor who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend, Nick Young (played by Henry Golding), to attend his best friend’s wedding and meet his wealthy family.
Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim.
It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere.
The crazy plot
While you should definitely re-read the book for Eddie’s hilarious antics alone, the plot goes a little something like this: The leads are Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese with a promising career as an economics professor at NYU, and her boyfriend Nick Young, who also teaches at NYU (his field is history). Overseas, three elite Chinese families – the Youngs, the Shangs, and the T’siens – are introduced to the reader ahead of the wedding of the century between the rich (and handsome) Colin Khoo and fashion icon Araminta Lee.
The twist? Nick is from one of those rich Chinese families and has yet to tell Rachel. The wedding brings them to Singapore, where Rachel meets Nick’s family for the first time. Someone really should have warned her about Nick’s mom, Eleanor.
Watch the trailer here
The crazy cast
“Crazy Rich Asians” features an international cast of stars, led by Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Gemma Chan (“Humans”), Lisa Lu (“2012”), and Awkwafina (“Ocean’s 8,” “Neighbors 2”), with Ken Jeong (the “Hangover” films”) and Michelle Yeoh (“Star Trek: Discovery,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”). The large starring ensemble also includes Henry Golding, making his feature film debut, Sonoya Mizuno (“La La Land”), Chris Pang (“Marco Polo”), Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”), comedian Ronny Chieng (“The Daily Show”), Remy Hii (“Marco Polo”), and Nico Santos (“Superstore”).