Crazy Rich Asians

Director: Jon M. Chu
Year Released: 2018
Rating: 1.0

Rachel (Constance Wu), a math professor at NYU, travels with her beloved Nick (Henry Golding) to Singapore to attend a wedding for a friend ... and discovers Nick's family is ridiculously wealthy and that Nick's mother (Michelle Yeoh) doesn't think anyone's good enough for her baby boy. It's very routine rom-com stuff and only notable for having an all-Asian cast ("First since The Joy Luck Club!") - Yeoh's there to act bitchy and tell Rachel she's "not worthy" whenever it needs a sprinkling of drama and the underused Nora Lum and Ken Jeong are intended to be "comic relief." The movie's glorification of wealth ignores the poverty in Asia, and one little side plot about a husband cheating on his affluent wife - she has to hide the expensive pieces she buys - is supposed to remind you that "money doesn't guarantee a healthy marriage," which is too dumb and simplistic to even print on a fortune cookie.