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“Crazy Rich Asians” is a crazy fun time

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Based on the 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan, “Crazy Rich Asians” was directed by Jon M. Chu. Knowing that this movie was about Asians and that all of the actors were Asians really brought a light to myeye. Being able to see someone who looked like me, as well as a representation of Asian nationality, made me happy, as did knowing that the movie will give little kids something to look up to.

“Crazy Rich Asians” begins in 1995, when Eleanor Young walks into a London hotel with her children, in which they have a room booked. But the receptionist, giving her a disapproval look, then tells her that they never made a reservation. They go outside to the phone booth, and Eleanor calls her husband, who then calls the owner of the hotel. Right after Eleanor walks into the building again, the staff tells her that they will have to call security if she does not leave. Suddenly, the owner of the hotel shows up and gives her a hug. He then proceeds to tell the staff that he is selling the hotel to the Youngs, causing their jaws to drop.

Meanwhile, economics professor at New York University in New York City, Rachel Chu, and her boyfriend, Nick Young, decide to go to Singapore Nick’s best friend Colin’s wedding. Rachel was shocked when Nick had booked first class flights, until Nick tells her that his family in Singapore is “comfortable” she then realized that his family was rich. Rachel Chu only discovered her boyfriend and filthy rich.

When Nick introduces Rachel to his mother, Rachel knew that his mother did not like her. His mother, Eleanor does not approve of her as she is an Asian-American and is not fit for her son.The next couple of days are a nightmare for Rachel, as everyone at Colin’s fiancé’s bachelorette party thinks she is just a “gold digger.” At Colin’s bachelor party, Nick tells Colin that he wants to propose to Rachel, but Colin tells Nick that while he is very happy for him, he has to think about the consequences, around which the rest of the film centers.

Crazy Rich Asians was an amazing film that brought many emotions from within me. I have watched the film twice already, and wouldn’t mind seeing it again. Overall, I think the moral of the story is that sacrifice means a lot in the Asian culture, and all the characters learned something from it.

    5 out of 5 Spurs.

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