Directed by Jon M. Chu, “Crazy Rich Asians” is a 2018 American romantic comedy-drama film. It is based on Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel of the same name. Moreover, the screenplay was written by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.
It revolves around a Chinese-American professor, who travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family. There she gets shocked to find that they are among Singapore’s wealthiest.
When was the movie premiered?
“Crazy Rich Asians” had its world premiere on August 7, 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. However, the Warner Bros. Pictures released the film in theaters on August 15, 2018.
Certainly, after the book’s rights were acquired, the film was announced in August 2013. fter that, many of the cast members signed on in the spring of 2017. Subsequently, the shooting took place in Singapore, Malaysia, and New York City from April to June of that year. Above all, it is the first film by a major Hollywood studio to star a majority cast of Asian descent in a modern environment.
Cast of Crazy Rich Asians
- Constance Wu
- Henry Golding
- Gemma Chan
- Lisa Lu
- Ken Jeong
- Michelle Yeoh
How was the response to the film?
The film was a critical and financial success, grossing over $238 million on a $30 million budget. As a result, it became the highest-grossing romantic comedy movie of the decade. Certainly, the performances, script, and production design all earned acclaim.
However, it faced criticism for casting biracial actors in some roles rather than ethnically Chinese actors. The film was also criticized for failing to include non-Chinese Singaporean ethnic groups as characters, particularly Malay and Indian actors.
Crazy Rich Asians: Achievements
The film was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical at the 76th Golden Globe Awards. Other than that, it was also nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture at the 50th NAACP Image Awards.
It has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast, Moreover, it secured four nominations at the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards, winning one for Best Comedy. Above all, two sequels are currently in the works, based on the novel’s sequels China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Issues.