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.
The novel's publication in June 2013 caught the attention Nina Jacobson while she was completing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. However Jacobson said she was fortunate to acquire the film rights to it after the a deal attempt between Kevin Kwan and the first bidder Wendi Deng (shortly before her divorce from Rupert Murdoch) failed to materialize. It took them nearly three years to find a proper script and a studio that finances 75 percent of the budget before production could start.
Thanks for meeting me here.
Rachel Chu: Don't worry about them. They're half-deaf and they only speak Hokkien.
Rachel Chu: My mom taught me how to play. She told me mahjong would teach me important life skills: Negotiation. Strategy. Cooperation.
Eleanor Young: You asked me here, I ...
Eleanor Young: ...
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
$26,510,140 (USA) (19 August 2018)
$173,989,779 (USA) (11 December 2018)
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