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.
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.
Peik Lin Goh:
Good for you. Walking away from Nick and his family's fat-ass property portfolio. You have no one, no net worth, but you have integrity. That's why I respect you.
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.
There's a mid-credit scene in which Astrid exchanges glances with a man.
For Home Video release in Australia, Crazy Rich Asians (2018) was returned to its Uncut M rating for Course Language.
English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, French, Malay
$26,510,140 (USA) (19 August 2018)