I was coming into Crazy Rich Asians expecting to hate it because I’m a pretension fuck. I love deep and heavy things and everything about what I know/heard of the book was that it was pop and fluff. I love Constance Wu and Michelle Yeah and Gemma Chan and I fell in love with Awkwafina after seeing Ocean’s 8. But the whole premise just made me cringe.
It wasn’t until I was almost halfway through the movie that I decided to take the big stick out of my ass and just accept that it was a comedy and that it was an outrageous, over-the-top comedy and I let it be what it was and I loved it.
It wasn’t a perfect movie. But it wasn’t supposed to be. I wished they expanded Astrid’s story more because it serves as a wonderful contrast to Rachel’s story and because I just love Gemma Chan. I wished that the ending was more of finding the middle ground between the pure Asian culture and the Asian-American culture than it was of the Asian-American perspective winning out but then again it is taking it from that perspective it has to be truthful to its roots as well.
I don’t know. I just loved it. I’m so happy to have seen it and I’m so happy that it’s a huge hit.