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With: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Nico Santos, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh
Written by: Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim, based on a novel by Kevin Kwan
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive content and language
Running Time: 120
Date: 05/15/2018

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

3 Stars (out of 4)

Singapore Swing

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

The first Hollywood film in decades to incorporate an all-Asian cast, the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians spoke to audiences in a big way, and became a huge hit. It's very conventional, but also quite charming, often funny, and lovely to look at, both in the beautiful cast and in the gorgeous, opulent sets and locations. The plot has Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) heading to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) for a wedding; the catch is that she has no idea he's super-rich and will have to deal with his traditional, inflexible family. Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, and Ken Jeong are among the huge cast. Jon M. Chu directed, from a novel by Kevin Kwan.

Warner Home Video's Blu-ray release features a bright, bold picture and pulsing sound. It includes a bonus DVD and digital copy. Extras are a bit skimpy: A commentary by director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kevin Kwan; Behind-the-scenes featurette "Crazy Rich Fun" (7 mins.); Deleted scenes (12 mins.); and Gag Reel (2 mins.).

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