WHO’S IN IT?
Constance Wu (Parallels), Henry Golding (film debut), Gemma Chan (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8), Lisa Lu (The Postmodern Life of my Aunt), Ken Jeong (The Hangover), Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Nico Santos (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Ronny Chieng (film debut), Victoria Loke (film debut), Remy Hii (2:22), Selena Tan (Just Follow Law), Janice Koh (Mister John), Tan Kheng Hua (Cages), Koh Chieng Mun (Pavilion of Women), Chris Pang (Tomorrow, When The War Began), Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina), Jing Lusi (Breathe), Pierre Png (The Eye), Fiona Xie (One Leg Kicking), Amy Cheng (Stories About Love), Kris Aquino (Mano Po), Carmen Soo (Ghost Child), Harry Shum Jr. (Step Up 2: The Streets)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2), director; Peter Chiarelli (The Proposal) and Adele Lim (film debut), writers; Nina Jacobson (One Day), John Penotti (Uptown Girls) and Brad Simpson (Party Monster), producers; Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron), composer; Vanja Cernjul (The Photographer), cinematographer; Myron I. Kerstein (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
American-born Rachel Chu (Wu) is invited by her boyfriend Nick Young (Golding) to Singapore where he is due to be best man at the wedding of his best friend Colin (Pang) and his fiancé Araminta (Mizuno). However, Rachel soon learns that Nick neglected to mention that he comes from one of the wealthiest families in China, and that he is one of the country’s most eligible bachelors, leading Rachel to experience the insanely rich lifestyle that Nick and his family lead, while also trying to win the approval of Nick’s domineering mother Eleanor (Yeoh)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
There’s a lot that’s at stake with Crazy Rich Asians, what with it being the first major Hollywood productions with an all-Asian cast that’s also released at a time where calls for more diversity in film are greater than ever before, but luckily this is a charming and irresistible rom-com that’s as fantastic to experience as it is to witness.