Crazy Rich Asians

They said it was wine based but it tasted like a really strong Pina Colada to me… Also, I kind of want to go to Singapore now. The movie is pretty much exclusively character based, like most Rom Coms, but there was enough there to get the itch.

I really want to see this but because in the year 2018 movie studios are total and utter idiots, its not released in the UK for another month at least due to the electrons taking a long time to cross the atlantic or some bullshit.

Sorry man, I have no idea why same language regional release dates are still a thing in 2018. I mean its just daft.

I don’t even like it when they do this with movies, and I’ve been shown thousands of words as to why marketing says this is a thing. This is a pretty niche game though. If they’re not holding back because it’s not actually done, I don’t get it either.


I saw this and enjoyed it just fine. I amused myself and annoyed my wife by comparing it to another movie she escorted me to: Twilight. In both cases, she really enjoyed the source novels. The main character, a bright, slender, sometimes clumsy young woman finally learns her boyfriend’s dark secret: his family lives in a really nice house and wields unimaginable power (and by extension, wealth). She struggles to prove her worth to this nearly-alien family, and gains enough acceptance that she and her boyfriend will probably get hitched in the inevitable sequel. These crazy rich Asians… they’re often pleasant enough to your face unless you’re not one of them; then they can destroy your life without a second thought.

I enjoyed meeting the characters and the conspicuous consumption they portrayed, even though I wouldn’t want to be friends with most of them. Michelle Yeoh was a force of nature. Jimmy O. Yang’s character might have been a little more annoying than his Silicon Valley character.

Late to the party, as usually, but I just want to say that no matter how enjoyable the rom com or cultural drama is (Awkwafina stole every scene she was in, Gemma Chan is unrecognible without her Kree uniform and blue skin), this is a celebration of the bling bling 1%-er culture.

It is a minor miracle that Hollywood managed to make a movie about trust fund babies and disguised it with an Asian theme, then sell it to the mass and succeeded.

Well they certainly glamorized Singapore, but the star of the movie was an Econ Professor from a poor immigrant that went to America. I’d say maybe 2-3 of that rich family was portrayed in a good light and the rest, not so much. And while it was fun to watch the excess, that was kind of the point to that backdrop piece.

Is it a satire or celebration of the bling culture? In an age of Instagram influencers creating a glamourous facade for the world to consume, I can’t tell which is which.

There is also a kind of orientialist thinking, especially because the author is Asian, when it comes to family hertiage. Rachel being an economics professor but is still not good enough for the richest family in Singapore? That smells kind of BS to me, and is only plausible in that kind of “that’s how Asians do it” handwaving way. Maybe only if you are marrying into the Trump family, smarts would be a disadvantage (i.e. the Donald feeling threatened).

If there wasn’t story here, I would say it’s an advertisement for tourists to go to Singapore… which was fine and worked really well but again most these ultra rich characters were not shown in the most favorable light… but the city and the sites totally were.

This is not a thing. The cultures they show-cased though were linked to China and Singapore, and yes, for some within that culture tracing the roots of an ancestor is a lot more important. They kind of pointed this out in the movie, and her unworthiness wasn’t just about money, it was the individualistic nature of American culture combined with a unwanted scandal just one generation back… but both of those points were refuted in different ways with the ending.

I don’t really think Chinese and Singapore was a disguise because it’s got Crazy Rich right in the title. Excess was kind of expected with that title. We get a lot of movies about really rich people, especially the ordinary juxtaposed alongside ridiculous rich, but not that many with Asian actors as the bulk of the cast.

This movie broke a lot of stereotypes, but it was always intended to showcase wealth.

I watched this yesterday with my mom. A delightful movie.

It never occurred to me that Singapore would have Chinese people until I watched this movie. Because of its proximity to Malaysia, I’d always assumed the population was mostly Malay.

Certainly one of the reasons why Singapore attracts so many mainland Chinese immigrants. Singapore comprises over 74% Chinese and just over 13% Malays according to wiki. Aside from Taiwan and Hong Kong, I’m not sure if there are any other countries with that kind of majority Chinese population. Chinese Singaporeans also speak Mandarin and write simplified Chinese which is essential what is used in China. It’s no surprise that China values the Singapore relationship, although that occasionally causes issues because Singapore straddle the line between US and China, and US similarly consider Singapore a strategic partner. Singapore buys almost exclusively western arms and is also a participant of the F-35 program.

I enjoyed the irony of course that “Asian” is a totally meaningless term in Asia proper. In Japan the move title is simply “Crazy Rich”.

I didn’t find it a particularly great movie, just fluff to me, but I can appreciate secondhand how you never see asians and their culture headlining a hollywood production so bully for that. Hopefully CRA2: The ReCrazyning is a better flick.

There’s actually a lot of Chinese people in Malaysia. I’ve met some, they immigrated hundreds of years ago. They can’t even tell you when. But their accent is pretty good. It’s interesting considering they’ve been there longer than the Amish have been in the USA. Keeping ancestral language and developing a new culture.