‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Gets Perfect Scores On Rotten Tomatoes
Crazy Rich Asians is not even out yet and it’s already getting perfect scores from critics on Rotten Tomatoes
While Warner Bros. Crazy Rich Asians is set to be released August 15, all of its paid sneak preview tickets across 354 locations were sold out earlier this week and the movie is getting literally perfect reviews from movie critics on Rotten Tomatoes. Rivals even estimates that the movie drew in around $450K-$500K with the sneak preview release.
Directed by Jon M. Chu and based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling book, Crazy Rich Asians features the story of native New Yorker Rachel (Constance Wu) meeting her boyfriend Nick Young’s (Henry Golding) huge family in Singapore, only to find out that he’s insanely rich – like Mark Zuckerberg rich. While the two are romantically in love, Wu, of course, has to win over the heart of hardened mother (played by Michelle Yeoh) before she’s accepted into the family.
The film’s plot focuses on the struggle resulting in the apparent class difference between Golding and Wu. It’s also a big deal because it happens to be the first "major studio Hollywood production (not counting titles from the sister classic labels) since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club to star an all Asian cast, center around an Asian American’s story and be directed by an Asian director”. Similar to how Black Panther was a defining film for Black America, so will Crazy Rich Asians be for the Asian community. This is especially important, given that recent studies have shown that there’s still a huge lack of diversity in Hollywood. The trailer to the film can be watched below.
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