Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese NYU professor, travels to her boyfriend, Nick to his hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick's family is wealthy, and he's considered the most eligible bachelor in Asia. Every single woman is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.Written by
The novel's publication, in June 2013, caught the attention of Nina Jacobson, while she was completing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. However, Jacobson said she was fortunate to acquire the film rights to it, after the a deal attempt between Kevin Kwan and the first bidder Wendi Deng (shortly before her divorce from Rupert Murdoch), failed to materialize. It had taken them nearly three years to find a proper script and a studio to finances 75 percent of the budget and this was before production could start. See more »
When Nick and Rachel are talking on the hotel couch after the bachelor/bachelorette parties, Rachel's arms jump from crossed, to uncrossed, to crossed between scenes. See more »
I can't believe this airport has a butterfly garden and a movie theatre. JFK is just salmonella and despair.
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For Home Video release in Australia, Crazy Rich Asians (2018) was returned to its Uncut M rating for Course Language. See more »
Non Caucasian Hollywood Blockbuster is something unusual, this Corporatist Film is for 1%, not for 99%
'Oh my God, will this work? We don't know. It's all Asian,' the US-based Asian film investment group Ivanhoe Pictures stated in 2014. Asian film is seemed as art film in US.
Crazy Rich Asians (2018) is all Asian-American casts Hollywood blockbuster since Flower Drum Song (1961). Its feature is not all Asian casts but it is all Asian-American casts. This point should not be ignored like the most of the criticisms against this film.
This film is an attempt to defuse Caucasian racial dominance of Hollywood movie characters. It is its advantage in its major theatrical release throughout the Warner brothers's distribution lines world wide.From class society's political view point, Crazy Rich Asians (2018) has no blue collar workers as its main characters. All of them are not middle class, they belong to highest ruling class which constituted by billionaires of industrial giants.
Hollywood films ordinarily feature middle class characters however Crazy Rich Asians (2018) is fully described by high class billionaires. Its most important feature is well mentioned by its film title.
The story is that Asian American Rachel Chu moves to Singapore to marry with her billionaire boyfriend Nick Young after they solve strong objections from Nick's domineering mother Eleanor Sung-Young.
The ending is predictable. And important aspect of this blockbuster is that it takes Singapore as stage for this film despite its obvious Chinese domination of casts.
The most shriving city of Asia, where the most millionaires and billionaires live in Hong Kong in 2018. Thus, it should geographically be staged in Hong Kong instead of Singapore.
Avoidance of Mainland China and any other Chinese cities is a kind of political decision of Hollywood executives. The aim is to avoid giving political and psychological advantages to China.
Dir.Jon M. Chu could have filmed this in China if he tended to fully contribute to China, on the contrary, he did not, and made great compromise to the political reality of American film industry. It still keeps the nationality of being Asian Americans, not pure Chinese.
As the result, Crazy Rich Asians (2018) is not full Asian cast Hollywood blockbuster, but it is rather a full Asian-American Hollywood blockbuster. And it's obviously dominated with Chinese characters rather than various Asian races.
Racial diversity is still an issue in democratic formation of Hollywood filmmaking.
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