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.
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
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
Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT the "first" Western-produced major studio film with an extensive East Asian cast since Joy Luck Club (1993). Other major studio backed, North American releases featuring an extensive East Asian cast as leads include: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) released just two years earlier. Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014), A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (2011), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), Rumble in the Bronx (1995) and Joy Luck Club (1993) to name a few. Even Mulan (1998) was significant. (This misnomer also neglects to recognize movies and animation extensively featuring Pacific Islanders and East Indians produced in America by major film studios such as Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, Moana, and excluding The Last Samurai (2003), which featured a majority East Asian cast but with a white man's fantasy lead.) It also fails to note relevant cinema produced overseas that feature Asians in America such as Ang Lee's Wedding Banquet (1993) and many others. Truer portrayals of actual real live Asian Americans, who are more remarkable than typical, can also be found in recent non-fictional documentaries such as Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016), Tyrus (2015), Linsanity (2013), and many more. See more »
When the map of Singapore is shown and the indicator showing that Nick and Rachel's flight has arrived into Singapore, it stops at an area close to the nation's harbour in south Singapore rather than Changi Airport, which is on the extreme east of the island. See more »
[Showing off her luxurious home to Rachel]
We were inspired by the Hall of Mirrors in Versaillles.
Peik Lin Goh:
[softly, to Rachel]
And Donald Trump's bathroom.
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There's a mid-credit scene in which Astrid exchanges glances with a man. See more »
For Home Video release in Australia, Crazy Rich Asians (2018) was returned to its Uncut M rating for Course Language. See more »
Non Caucasian Hollywood Blockbuster is something unusual, this Corporatist Film is for 1%, not for 99%
'Oh my God, will this work? We don't know. It's all Asian,' the US-based Asian film investment group Ivanhoe Pictures stated in 2014. Asian film is seemed as art film in US.
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) is all Asian-American casts Hollywood blockbuster since Flower Drum Song (1961). Its feature is not all Asian casts but it is all Asian-American casts. This point should not be ignored like the most of the criticisms against this film.
This film is an attempt to defuse Caucasian racial dominance of Hollywood movie characters. It is its advantage in its major theatrical release throughout the Warner brothers's distribution lines world wide.From class society's political view point, Crazy Rich Asians (2018) has no blue collar workers as its main characters. All of them are not middle class, they belong to highest ruling class which constituted by billionaires of industrial giants.
Hollywood films ordinarily feature middle class characters however Crazy Rich Asians (2018) is fully described by high class billionaires. Its most important feature is well mentioned by its film title.
The story is that Asian American Rachel Chu moves to Singapore to marry with her billionaire boyfriend Nick Young after they solve strong objections from Nick's domineering mother Eleanor Sung-Young.
The ending is predictable. And important aspect of this blockbuster is that it takes Singapore as stage for this film despite its obvious Chinese domination of casts.
The most shriving city of Asia, where the most millionaires and billionaires live in Hong Kong in 2018. Thus, it should geographically be staged in Hong Kong instead of Singapore.
Avoidance of Mainland China and any other Chinese cities is a kind of political decision of Hollywood executives. The aim is to avoid giving political and psychological advantages to China.
Dir.Jon M. Chu could have filmed this in China if he tended to fully contribute to China, on the contrary, he did not, and made great compromise to the political reality of American film industry. It still keeps the nationality of being Asian Americans, not pure Chinese.
As the result, Crazy Rich Asians (2018) is not full Asian cast Hollywood blockbuster, but it is rather a full Asian-American Hollywood blockbuster. And it's obviously dominated with Chinese characters rather than various Asian races.
Racial diversity is still an issue in democratic formation of Hollywood filmmaking.
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