Crazy Rich Asians
Cert 12A, 121 minutes, in cinemas 14 September
Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh Director: Jon M Chu
THE PLOT When New Yorker Rachel (Wu) accompanies her boyfriend Nick (Golding) back home to Singapore for a wedding, she has no idea what she’s in for. Turns out that his vastly wealthy family are like royalty, so winning the approval of his stern mother (Yeoh) while dodging jealous rivals won’t be easy.
WHAT’S RIGHT WITH IT? The classic romcom – how we’ve missed you! Bonuses: Awkwafina brings the funny as Rachel’s agreeably bonkers BFF, while Singapore provides much location porn. WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT? Some may struggle with the film’s giddy display of extreme wealth.
VERDICT Offering a fresh, fun twist on a too-long-dormant genre, the year’s big hit at US cinemas looks set to conquer the world. ★★★★
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