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Movie Review -- Crazy Rich Asians
Fandango ^ | 8-18-18 | vanity

Posted on 08/18/2018 12:41:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

This is my personal assessment of this movie. Run, don't walk, to see this hilarious romantic comedy in your nearest theatre. I haven't laughed so hard in a movie theatre in years. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did.

I need to see it again, since many of the jokes are culturally based, but there was enough there to keep just about anybody entertained. It received a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many of the reviewers seemed to have Asian names, so it doesn't look like they were offended at the humor. The audience where I viewed it was cheering at the end.

It's about a Chinese American professor and her Singaporean boyfriend who turns out to be the most eligible bachelor in Asia and her struggle to be deemed worthy by his mother and grandmother.

I would describe this movie as a light-hearted cross between Mafia Wives and Blazing Saddles from a Chinese angle. The humor is mostly clean with only an occasional few ribald moments. There is even a Donald Trump joke in there that I assure you will not offend any Trump supporter (a difficult accomplishment for Hollywood these days).

This movie was so funny that I would like to see a sequel. What happens after they marry? Where do they live? How did Astrid's life turn out? I want more, more, more about this family. When was the last time a movie made me want more? I can't remember...that's when.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: dsj02; entertainment; hilarious; movies; mustsee
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Ping me if/when you have seen this movie and let me know what you think.
1 posted on 08/18/2018 12:41:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ll look into it. Hard to find good movies these days. I recommend “Eat Drink Man Woman” if you haven’t seen it.


2 posted on 08/18/2018 12:47:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eat Drink Man Women is a good movie but people should be warned it’s premised on a homosexual relationship.


3 posted on 08/18/2018 12:49:52 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It opened in Wisconsin August 15. I only found it because I had a couple of free passes to the local theatre and was checking the movie listings for Friday night. I started reading the reviews and watching the trailers and found this gem. Boy, was it worth my evening! Laughed and laughed. I have seen no other discussion of it, except at Rotten Tomatoes, or Fandango. I think this is Academy Award material, except they seldom recognize comedies.


4 posted on 08/18/2018 12:56:20 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Constance is funny and one hell of a fine lookin woman


5 posted on 08/18/2018 1:00:56 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom Hi Dad)
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To: ifinnegan

Are you sure you have the right movie? I don’t recall anything about homosexuality in that film. Not one thing.


6 posted on 08/18/2018 1:03:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: al baby

Which one is Constance? There are a lot of fine looking women in that movie!


7 posted on 08/18/2018 1:05:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thanks for the recommendation-——it’s playing near me and I’ll be sure to see it-——sounds like fun.

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8 posted on 08/18/2018 1:07:32 PM PDT by Mears
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I watched the trailer. It looked like a real chick flick.


9 posted on 08/18/2018 1:11:57 PM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
It doesn’t matter how good a movie is these days I won’t be going but thanks for the review. I may catch it one day in the future when it costs nothing but until then I’m glad you enjoyed it.
10 posted on 08/18/2018 1:12:37 PM PDT by xp38
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To: afraidfortherepublic
What happens after they marry?

This is called a spoiler.

11 posted on 08/18/2018 1:24:43 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: ifinnegan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wedding_Banquet


12 posted on 08/18/2018 1:26:18 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (They can have my pitbull when they pry his cold dead jaws off my ass.)
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To: yesthatjallen
This is called a spoiler.

Not really. In real life there's many a slip twixt the cup and the lip! She accepted the ring, and that's where they left it. There are still a lot of devious forces (women) working against this couple. LOL

13 posted on 08/18/2018 1:28:23 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: al baby

I looked her up. Constance Wu plays the star — Rachel Chu. You are absolutely right in your assessment.


14 posted on 08/18/2018 1:30:19 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Zhang Fei; ifinnegan
EDMW premised? Not that I can see, watching it a week or two ago.

The Wedding Banquet is overt, not premised.

And a daughter character is a lesbian in Dim Sum Funeral.

FWIW, both EDMW and Banquet are in the rotation this month on the MGM channel.

15 posted on 08/18/2018 1:40:53 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: ifinnegan

Then it ain’t a good movie!


16 posted on 08/18/2018 2:09:45 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I attended a party where they bought the theatre and invited all their friends; we had a blast! The movie is entertainment at its near-best. I mean its not perfect, but is funny and a good investment of your time and ticket price.

It’s a story about a relationship, so you know the basic plot. BGG_BLG_BGGB

See it and laugh. I’m old and I really enjoyed the movie.


17 posted on 08/18/2018 2:16:42 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberalism: Intolerance masquerading as tolerance)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14ZHRBfpeNg (Trailer)


18 posted on 08/18/2018 2:24:41 PM PDT by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I went to school with the author. Should be interesting. He graduated early... at 16. Prodigy.


19 posted on 08/18/2018 2:27:22 PM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Great movie? No. But, it was very entertaining.... And that’s why I go to see a movie,

The plot, outside of the fact this its Asians, is VERY familiar. The acting was spotty... Often very good. Often weak,

Visually beautiful film.... Pretty funny. Interesting characters.

Much better than most of the trash coming out of H-wood these days.


20 posted on 08/18/2018 5:00:59 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!it)
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