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Crazy Rich Asians
Review by Ross Anthony

This well paced, fun, and engaging film opens on the sleepy side. (I prepared myself for a B movie.) However, once Awkwafina and Ken Jeong hit the screen, the party starts. Both are hilarious, though it's really Awkwafina who, springing into the picture, gives the film its latent momentum. A solid script, strong direction, lavish sets, brisk editing and some heartfelt acting keep that elevated pace rollicking.

Aside from the shaky opening scenes, I would point out only one other area that could use improvement – but to do so would be to spoil – so, suffice to say – it's a good film. Treat yourself to a little overseas travel, a solid tried-and-true love story, and fresh comedy. You'll laugh, maybe cry, and root for good-hearted young lovers. And best of all, you'll be entertained.

Oh, and the music is a blast. I love the Chinese versions of a couple of golden oldies Money - That’s What I Want (made popular by the Beatles) and I Want Your Love - I Want You To Be My Baby. Great sound track.

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  • Crazy Rich Asians. Copyright © 2018.
  • Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Sonoya Mizuno, Harry Shum Jr., Michelle Yeoh, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Warner Bros.

Grade..........................A- (3/4)

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