This week on the podcast we’re living the good life as we talk about Crazy Rich Asians, directed by Jon M. Chu and starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, and the wonderful Michelle Yeoh. There’s a lot to like in this lavish film, but it’s not without its problems. Special guest Gabriel Figueroa helps us break down what worked, and what didn’t.
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Continue reading Episode #264 – Crazy Rich Asians
Move over, Thanos. Eleanor Young is this year’s most formidable and well-written movie villain.
This past week saw the release of Crazy Rich Asians. Based on Kevin Kwan’s popular book of the same name, the film tells the story of Rachel Chu, a Chinese-American economics professor who goes to her longtime boyfriend’s home of Singapore to meet his family for the first time. Nick Young, her handsome and humble beau, neglects to mention that his family is one of the wealthiest in Singapore. Rachel is tossed into a world where social status, protocol, and family are everything, and she has to justify her love for Nick despite coming from what they consider nothing. Her biggest detractor is Nick’s mother Eleanor, played by Michelle Yeoh.