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.
Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.
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.
Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese NYU professor, travels with her boyfriend, Nick to his hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick's family is wealthy, and he's considered the most eligible bachelor in Asia. Every single woman 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 The 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 & Kumar Christmas (2011), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) and Rumble in the Bronx (1995) 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 (2012), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Moana (2016), and excluding The Last Samurai (2003), which featured a majority East Asian cast but with a white male lead.) It also fails to note relevant cinema produced overseas that feature Asians in America such as Ang Lee's The 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 plane flight graphic displays the flight from New York to Singapore á la Indiana Jones, the line drawn goes over Europe. Planes would fly almost due north (358 degrees) to take the shortest route for this long (nearly 10,000 km) flight, i.e., over the North Pole and Russia. See more »
I can see why Nick put off coming back to Singapore.
What do you mean?
You know. He was supposed to come back last year, take over the family business. His parents freaked out when he didn't. But, now that he's back, I'm sure all is forgiven.
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There's a mid-credit scene in which Astrid exchanges glances with a man. See more »
In Australia, the film was passed uncut with an M rating for coarse language. The filmmakers then opted to reduce the language in order to obtain a PG classification. For the home video release the film was returned to its uncut M rating. 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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