PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.
Kevin Kwan originally wrote the novel as a short story adaptation of a poem he wrote for a creative writing course titled "Singapore Bible Study" in a way of preserving memories of life in Singapore during the 18-month period (October 2008 to April 2010), he was caring for his dying father. After the completing the chapter, he was inspired into turning it into a novel. The short story was eventually featured as chapter two of the book.
I'm so Chinese I'm an econ professor with lactose intolerance.
When Nick is talking to his family about Rachel, he mentions that she teaches millennials. While Nick and Rachel's ages are never explicitly mentioned, we can guess by the 1995 flashback that Nick at least is of the age range generally accepted to be a millennial (early 1980s to mid-1990s). Nick and Rachel seem to be near the same age, making both of them millennials. Unless Rachel is only teaching graduate students, her students would be firmly placed in the Generation Z age range.
There's a mid-credit scene in which Astrid exchanges glances with a man.
In Australia, the film was passed uncut with an M rating for coarse language. The filmmakers then opted to reduce the language in the film in order to obtain a PG classification.
English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, French, Malay
$26,510,140 (USA) (19 August 2018)