Crazy Rich Asians: A Crazy Great Film

Crazy Rich Asians is an exciting film that breaks down barriers and teaches quality lessons.

Luke Bezanson

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Crazy Rich Asians was released in theaters in the U.S. on August 15, 2018. On a budget of $30 million, it made $227.1 million dollars.

On Rotten Tomatoes, a movie review site, it was given a 92% rating. While movies with this rating could turn out poorly, Crazy Rich Asians was a high quality film.

It centers around Rachel Chu and Nick Young, who have been in a one year relationship and are thinking about marrying each other. Nick then takes Rachel to Singapore so she can meet his family.

Henry Golding, lead star of Crazy Rich Asians

Due to Nick not talking a lot about himself, Rachel assumes he is poor and needs to go to Singapore for money from his family.

However, Rachel sees that Nick’s family is extremely rich, first emphasized by the fact that they are able to sit in first class on the flight to Singapore.

While in Singapore, Rachel meets Nick’s mom and they quickly realize they do not get along. Nick’s mom believes that Rachel is not the right person for Nick, because of their difference in wealth. Rachel cannot contribute to the wealth in Nick’s family, or fit in with them. She does not know the ins and outs of being an elite.

An important message that this moment creates is that your amount of wealth should not define who you hang out with or have a relationship with. People of all backgrounds, all with differences in wealth, should be allowed to coexist with each other.

Crazy Rich Asians also broke down some barriers by having an all-Asian cast in a Hollywood film industry where there are very few Asian actors/actresses.

Just a few days ago, it was announced that Crazy Rich Asians will be released in China on November 30th. With a three-and-a-half month later release date than the U.S, it is wondered if Crazy Rich Asians will have the same kind of success in China.