Although Union and National Basketball Association star Dwyane Wade were happy to support the film, which features an all-Asian and Asian-American cast, they knew they weren't the right stars to lend their names to a promotional event.More news: Persied meteor shower peaks this weekend
If you have ever seen a rom-com, you will figure out where this is going, and "Crazy Rich Asians" happily goes there, full of all the best staples of the genre: a sassy best friend (the hilarious Awkwafina, stealing the movie with her delivery of "Daaaamn, Rachel"), an insanely over-the-top wedding scene (involving a water aisle, for heaven's sake), and loads of moments in which someone has a crisis while wearing a fabulous outfit. "It's a great romance, but it's most powerful as a story of her love with herself". While meeting the family is stressful in and of itself, Nick's is far from what Rachel expected because, well, they're insane rich. "That pressure may at least partly explain the script's anxious, eager-to-please quality, which feels both touchingly awkward and wholly appropriate to the giddy aspirational fairy tale it's selling".
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Stephanie Foo from Vox: "I'm Malaysian, and nobody in my family is a billionaire". "I said, 'Well, I guess we can but I don't want to center us - that would be a mistake".
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On her way to the red carpet premiere, Kris shared a video of a group of Filipinos eagerly awaiting for her arrival. Directed by Jon M. Chu, it's not only the first studio film featuring Asian Americans since "The Joy Luck Club", but it's also an adaptation of a wildly popular novel (the first of a trilogy) by Kevin Kwan - one that presents fiendish difficulties in transforming to the screen. Well, that time is changing, and Crazy Rich Asians is delivering the fun romantic comedy that is way too many years too late.