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What Black Pantherdid for superhero movies, Crazy Rich Asians does for romantic comedies. Proving once again that a diverse cast can effortlessly cross social, cultural, and (dare I say it?) prejudicial boundaries to become a runaway box-office blockbuster, director John M. Chu’s breath-of-fresh-air look at the lives, loves, conflicts, and bloated checkbooks of an insanely wealthy Chinese family has helped 2018 become arguably the most progressive year in Hollywood history. This breezy, nuanced, and visually arresting film is a flat-out blast from start to finish and injects newfound energy into what long has been an anemic genre.

When Nick Young (Henry Golding) asks his girlfriend Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), an Asian-American university professor in New York City, to accompany him to his hometown of Singapore to attend the wedding of his best friend and meet his family, Rachel has no idea what’s in store for her. She also has no idea Nick‘s tight-knit clan is one of China’s wealthiest…and he’s the heir apparent. p gasket 300tdi Much like the Alice of Lewis Carroll’s famed fable, Rachel finds herself in a strange and fantastic Wonderland where everything isn’t exactly as it seems. She’s welcomed with open arms at first, but soon discovers a fair amount of anti-American prejudice pervades Nick’s social circle and family. His protective and possessive mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh), worries the American Rachel isn’t a suitable match because her values and ideals are more shallow and selfish than theirs. She fears Rachel will alter Nick’s perspective, take him away from his family obligations, and make him unable to fulfill his professional destiny.

Rachel is understandably intimidated, and as she struggles to fit in without caving in, she begins to question whether she wants – or can handle – an über-wealthy lifestyle and all the familial stress that goes with it. Meanwhile, Nick tries to become his own man and not bow to his mother’s wish that he give up Rachel and assume his duties as an upstanding Chinese son. electricity generation Other subplots involving family and friends are woven into the narrative and help paint a textured portrait of a crazy rich – and sometimes just plain crazy – Asian society.

All the tried-and-true elements of romantic comedy are here – dewy young love, sexy actors, sassy sidekicks, exotic locales, a requisite amount of heartache, a fairy tale climax, and a heaping helping of glorious excess. Yet what sets Crazy Rich Asians apart from a plethora of forgettable rom-com cousins are its dimensional characters and a story that wears its substance on its sleeve. While Chu’s film is steeped in good old-fashioned fun and zips along at a breakneck clip (there’s nary a dull moment in its two-hour running time), it never shies away from the real-life issues that threaten to sabotage the hero’s relationship with his strait-laced family and his happily-ever-after with his soul mate.

Crazy Rich Asians, first and foremost, is a smart, sophisticated, well-made movie that eclipses others in its class, and that – more than the exposure to and celebration of a foreign culture – is the basis of its appeal. Credit Chu and Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim’s excellent adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel with striking the right balance between style and substance, escapism, and reality. Of course the film extols Chinese culture (as well it should) and exposes us to its myriad charms (a depiction of a Singapore street feast looked so delectable I almost booked a flight on my iPhone during the film), but it’s not afraid to spoof its goofier aspects, acknowledge and lampoon Asian stereotypes, or shine a beacon on the constrictive codes of duty, sacrifice, and honor that often corrode relationships and incite crises of character. It also incisively depicts social and economic prejudice and addresses the demanding nature of many Asian parents. la gas prices average Crazy Rich Asians may not be a complete warts-and-all portrait of the bonds and schisms of Chinese families, but the movie goes farther beneath the skin than 98% of other romcoms.

Though Asian films have always had an enthusiastic fan base that revels in the works of legendary director Akira Kurosawa and martial arts master Bruce Lee, Hollywood has been loath to embrace Asian culture on screen, preferring instead to relegate Asian actors to supporting roles and assimilate them into American plot lines. The breakout success of Crazy Rich Asians has hopefully shattered the last glass ceiling for Asian actors and the narratives that showcase them, as American filmgoers have shown they’re not as close-minded or judgmental as Tinseltown has long feared them to be. h gas l gas unterschied It’s about time Hollywood honchos realize an intelligent story, dimensional and accessible characters, and technical craftsmanship are all any movie fan craves.

And Crazy Rich Asians checks all those boxes. The literate script produces the requisite amount of laughs, but it’s the humanity that oozes from almost every character – even the caricatures – that draws us in. The plot is also more plausible and relatable than most romantic comedies. Yes, it borrows some elements from other films and has a few holes, but overall, it’s tightly stitched. And boy, does Chu give his movie a slick, gorgeous look. gas pain left side Colors pop, the camera work is fluid and elegant, sets and costumes are out of this world, and an infectious creative energy infuses the entire enterprise. The result is a joyful depiction of an intoxicating culture that has skirted beneath the mainstream radar for far too long.

The cast is impeccable, too. Constance Wu perfectly embodies the wide-eyed Rachel, whose street savviness masks a surprising naïveté she must overcome – without compromising her principles – in order to keep her Prince Charming. And that Prince Charming is a role Henry Golding was born to play. gas in back As the dashing Nick, the heir to a mega-empire worth bajillions, Golding projects a disarmingly natural air and genuine sincerity that belie his character’s stature and make him instantly attractive to both women and men. Together, they are a truly golden couple who merit our investment and for whom we avidly and unashamedly root.

The breathtaking Gemma Chan shines as Nick’s statuesque cousin Astrid, who seems to be made of ice, but is really as fragile as a porcelain doll, while the always outrageous Awkwafina (as Rachel’s former college roommate) steals every scene in which she appears with her raucous brand of uninhibited, improvisational humor. Ken Jeong contributes his share of laughs, but isn’t on screen nearly enough, and Michelle Yeoh, who wowed us 18 years ago in the Oscar-winning Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, makes the strongest impression of all as Henry’s rigid mother who can’t quite release her precious son from the strangulating grasp of Chinese culture, tradition, and social mores. Yeoh douses the film’s bright aura with some necessary darkness, yet she somehow achieves a unique and captivating radiance.

Crazy Rich Asians is a bubbly cocktail with plenty of comic zing and even more heart. It’s also one of the most delightful and exhilarating movies of the year. Rarely do I look forward to sequels, but these characters are so rich (both literally and figuratively), I wouldn’t mind spending another few hours with them. gas exchange in the lungs takes place in the And because America has embraced these awesome Asians with such fantastic fervor, it’s a pretty sure bet I’ll get my wish.

Crazy Rich Asians arrives on Blu-ray packaged in a standard case inside a sleeve. A standard-def DVD and leaflet containing a code to access the Movies Anywhere digital copy of the movie are tucked inside the front cover. Video codec is 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 and default audio is DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Once the disc is inserted into the player, previews for A Star Is Bornand Ocean’s 8precede the full-motion menu with music.

Audio Commentary – Director Jon M. Chu and novelist Kevin Kwan sit down for a pleasant commentary that goes down easy, but isn’t quite as substantive as I might have liked. The pair shares a nice rapport, but the discussion focuses almost exclusively on the film and its production, and only briefly touches upon the narrative’s larger cultural issues. Chu talks about his desire to emulate the style of old Hollywood movies and praises his actors and crew, while both men relate their personal connections to the story. They also note the differences between the novel and movie, relate some on-set anecdotes, and discuss the film’s visual style and upcoming sequels. physics c electricity and magnetism Though far from essential, this commentary does take us behind the scenes of this ground-breaking production, and fans will certainly appreciate the insights.

Featurette: “Crazy Rich Fun” (HD, 7 minutes) – This breezy EPK touts the importance of the all-Asian cast and includes interviews with novelist Kevin Kwan, director Jon M. Chu, several of the actors, and a couple of crew members. Casting, locations, the impact of the book, and busting stereotypes are some of the topics covered in this briskly edited piece.