Review: Crazy Rich Asians Directed by Jon M. Chu

Crazy Rich Asians Directed by Jon M. Chu; Based on work by Kevin Kwan; Release date: August 2019

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A stylish film showing the luxe life of Asians. Best to take off the critical lens. It's presented as a RomCom but there are few laughs.

CRA follows the formula for the genre but mostly plays up the Cinderella aspect and forces us to accept the oft-presented life of the rich as vapid and unfulfilling unless the man reaches down and marries a woman of substance but no means.

As standard fare, all the men except for the lead fall short while the women are glorious in all they present including the mean mother-in-law.

Recommendation: MEDIUM

Reviewed by Guichard Cadet