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  • hughlately
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    Based on the novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians centers on New York City Chinese American economics professor Rachel Chu, who accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding, only to become thrust into the lives of Asia’s rich and famous. She discovers that her boyfriend comes from a very wealthy family with a dark past, and that every woman wants him.

    Release Date: August 15, 2018

     

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    Constance Wu as Rachel Wu

    Henry Golding as Nick Young

    Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor Young

    Gemma Chan as Astrig Leong-Teo

    Awkwafina as Peik Lin Goh

    Lisa Lu as Su Yi

    Chris Pang as Colin Khoo

    Sonoya Mizuno as Araminta Lee

     

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    SHT L
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    I’m surprised this thread did not already exist.

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    Trevor Jann
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    Based on early reviews, maybe Wu (and maybe Yeoh for the combined supporting) can score a Golden Globe nom in the comedy film category? It’ll make me feel better that Wu has never been nominated for an Emmy

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    Can we get a campaign started to get Michelle Yeoh an overdue nomination? Did she review any notices?

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    hughlately
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    Currently: RT has this at 100%; Metacritic: 77%

    I got to see a preview of this last night. Definitely worth a watch; audience loved it and I could see Wu score a Golden Globe nom. She’s the heart of this movie – equal parts funny and grounded.

     

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    Trevor Jann
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    Can we get a campaign started to get Michelle Yeoh an overdue nomination? Did she review any notices?

    Yes please! She was robbed for CTHD. As for review notices, she has! They range from brilliant to fantastically grounded.

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    My partner wants to see this. He read the books and raves about it but I refuse to see anything with Constance Wu and having seen the trailer a couple of weeks ago it looks like generic romantic/comedy junk.

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    M: The Original
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    My partner wants to see this. He read the books and raves about it but I refuse to see anything with Constance Wu and having seen the trailer a couple of weeks ago it looks like generic romantic/comedy junk.

    The movie is a commercial play with a primarily Asian cast.

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    A big purpose of this movie is to show casting Asian actors in lead parts in the usual Hollywood fare can make money…and to dispel the fear that casting two Asians of the same gender in the same movie would be too confusing for American audiences who think we all look alike. That said, I really loved the first book and think a really excellent film could have been made out of it. I have a feeling the movie adaptation went safe and focused more on the rom-com aspects (probably smart because you have to really focus the book to make it a coherent film), but that’s what this probably needs right now to sell. The reviews are very solid, and hopefully a great box office will follow.

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    My partner wants to see this. He read the books and raves about it but I refuse to see anything with Constance Wu and having seen the trailer a couple of weeks ago it looks like generic romantic/comedy junk.

    May I ask why the disdain for Constance Wu?

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    I think some people don’t like Wu because they are opponents of equality.

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    This was fun. It knew what it was and went with it. Oscar worthy? No. I’d like to see some Globe nominations though. This also seems like a BAFTA screenplay nominee, even though they aren’t as independent as they’re used to be. I didn’t love Wu’s performance at first but she had me by the end of the film. I was going Yeoh would have enough material to justify an Oscar nomination but unfortunately she did not. My MVP was Gemma Chan who is previously not heard of. I was disappointed she didn’t get more to do. Overall, I came out of the theatre grinning.

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    Chan has my favorite character in the book

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    Kwame
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    My MVP was Gemma Chan who is previously not heard of. I was disappointed she didn’t get more to do.

    You should probably watch BBC’s Humans, she’s so good on that show

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