Crazy Rich Asians is easily one of the greatest rom-coms of the year as it’s sure to warm the hearts of every viewer.
Asian-American, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) follows her boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding) to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. While there, she gets confronted with the realisation that his family is one of the wealthiest families in the country and Nick, is one of the most eligible bachelors. Thrown into the deep end, Rachel has to deal with his jealous ex-girlfriend, judgemental relatives but most terrifying of all, his disapproving mother, Eleanor Young (Michelle Yeoh).
The film is set in Singapore and takes audiences on an emotional journey which is interwoven with laughter, thanks to the fabulous Goh Peik Lin (Awkwafina) and Goh Wye Mun (Ken Jeong) who shine with their quirky characterisation.
At the core of the film is a modern-day fairy tale with an important message to stand up for what you want and that everyone is equal no matter what class they come from.
Reviewed by Jade Morellini