Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.
The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.Written by
If Constance Wu was obvious for the role of Rachel Chu, finding her partner on screen was more complicated. It needed an actor from Singapore who grew up in England and with a particular accent. Thousands of actors had been auditioned around the world and via the Internet. It was thanks to a production employee, the film's budget accountant, Lisa-Kim Kuan, who suggested Henry Golding to a producer, as someone who could play Nick Young. He was spotted while he was broadcasting travel programs, but had never shot in film and so he almost did not participate in the adventure, convinced he was not good enough for the role, nor legitimate enough. See more »
When Nick asks Rachel to go to Singapore, he says "Singapore for Spring break". This would place the timing of the film between March and April of the calendar year. However, the Tan Hua (Queen of the Night Flower), which blooms on the second night after they arrive, only blooms between July and October. See more »
Only For Chinese People Who Think 'Driving' An Expensive Car Is Cool
It is 2018, the world is burning, overpopulation and pollution is rampant and there are people out tere who are more concerned about wearing a name brand dress or carrying a name brand bag and driving a very embarrassing and tacky SUV (yuck).
Those are whom this film targets.
People who do not realize they are shallow and superficial and it is not cool to fart your way through this life polluting, cheating, whoring and generally being an embarrassment.
I have visited China and Singapore and and and am embarrassed that shallow material goods is mistaken for fun and love.
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