Preview, “Crazy Rich Asians” are all about the money, honey…and love

So here’s the full trailer the upcoming movie based on the Kevin Kwan novel. Sort of a “Monster in Law” about Pacific Rim money, love and an emerging class of English speaking actors from that part of the world.

People Americans will easily recognize — Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh.

“Fresh off the Boat” veteran Constance Wu and Gemma Chan (“Fantastic Beasts”) also star, with Henry Golding and Jimmy O. Yang.

The film of Kevin Kwan’s novel — girl meets boy WAY too rich for anything casual — plainly features a few “Are you ASIAN enough,” jokes as if the cultures and people of Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, India, Thailand etc., are interchangable or monolithic, a “yellow on the outside, white on the inside” banana joke (nickname for Asian Uncle Toms). “Crazy Rich Asians” opens in the U.S. in the low-expectations zone — late August.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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