‘Crazy Rich Asians’: 6 Reasons Why The First Movie With All-Asian Cast In 25 Years Will Change Hollywood Forever + Official Trailer

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One of the much-anticipated premiered on August 15 in the US and Nexter.org knows why it’s going to be your favorite movie this summer.

What is the story about?

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“Crazy Rich Asians” is a glitzy story that follows New York professor Rachel Chu (Wu) on a trip with her boyfriend, fellow professor Nick Young (Golding), to his family’s home of Singapore. While meeting the family is stressful in and of itself, Nick’s is far from what Rachel expected because, well, they’re crazy rich.

From wild wealth to drama with his relatives, Rachel’s ride in Asia deals with love, family, and the price of happiness.

First big-screen release with an Asian-majority cast

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It’s the first modern story with an all-Asian cast and an Asian-American lead in 25 years; the last, The Joy Luck Club, was in 1993.

Crazy Rich Asians is obviously still very flashy and class-exclusive as not many have seen a movie like this on the big screen.

And, there’s extra reason to celebrate this all-Asian cast: Constance Wu’s character was almost a white girl because there’s nothing Hollywood hates more than too many people of color on screen at once.

Based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel

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The romantic comedy was going to be a major feature film, with a reported budget of $30 million; its inspiration, the best-selling novel by Kevin Kwan, had already sold millions of copies.

As it turns out, there were questions about casting even before the book hit stores. Mr. Kwan said a producer who wanted to option the book had suggested that he make Rachel white. Mr. Kwan refused.

There’s a lucky reason why the movie is opening on Aug. 17, 2018

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As Lainey Gossip points out, the date is likely intentional, seeing as eight has always been viewed as a lucky number in Chinese culture. In addition to opening in the eighth month in a year ending in “8,” the date itself, when taken apart to become a math equation, boils down to the damn number: 1+7=8. Too much? Too bad, because phonetically, “18” also sounds like the expression for “will be rich.”

However, the release date was moved for 15th: “Breaking News! The U.S. release date for #CrazyRichAsians has been moved up two days earlier to Wednesday, August 15th!!!” author Kevin Kwan wrote on Instagram.

100% score on Rotten Tomatoes

The reviews have begun to come in for “Crazy Rich Asians,” and the film has already earned a score of 100 percent on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

As of Thursday afternoon, 19 reviews were listed on the site, all rating the film “fresh.” It’s possible the score could change as more come in, but it’s a promising start.

Crazy trailer

The trailer was presented by Constance and Henry during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. As you can see, Rachel and Eleanor will have one hell of a showdown in the movie:


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