When she rides off without giving her name, Kit throws an open ball in the hopes of having her attend.
A Cinderella story with a cast that deserves to be seen in a lot more films. By Jenna Busch There is a reason that people love a good Cinderella story.
It highlights those who are affected and unaffected by it, commenting on it, while allowing us to indulge in the fantasy of it for a while. Crazy Rich Asians, based on the book by Kevin Kwan, takes that classic story, infuses it with buckets of charm and gives us a look into the culture of Singapore with a cast that all deserve to be seen again and again.
In Crazy Rich Asians, we get a look at the culture of old money in Singapore, and the differences between what people want for their children in different cultures. Eleanor tells Rachel that in America, there is too much emphasis on following your passion, whereas in Asian cultures, they know how to build something that lasts.
Aside from director Jon M. Constance Wu brings bucketloads of charm, and is the perfect way in for viewers. Her withering glance is enough. Her energy carries us through the scenes with her family that might have been tedious in another film.
B stories can often get lost in a film with so much to look at, but Chan brings a gravitas and a subtle power to a quiet and kind woman who is doing everything she knows how to uplift her much less wealthy husband.
Her moment, brief though it is, with her grandmother Lisa Lu is a powerful look at family and how they support you in times of trouble. That said, all is not happy in the end here.
The screening of Crazy Rich Asians that I attended was sold out, and full of screams, cheers and tears. It is as simple as that. Seeing yourself, your gender, your culture and your life on the big screen is powerful.
Seeing other cultures and learning something is powerful as well. The Verdict Crazy Rich Asians stuns with its glamour, and gives us the sort of vicarious wish fulfillment that is the appeal of Cinderella stories the world over.
We see the lives of the wildly wealthy and what life would be like if we had that kind of money, but also, the drama, judgment and restrictions that go along with it. It shows us a culture that many might not be familiar with.Visit Your Favorite Princess.
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