Crazy Rich Asians
First screened in August 2018
Director: Jon M. Chu. Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Chris Pang, Sonoya Mizuno, Tan Kheng Hua, Jing Lusi, Jimmy O. Yang, Nico Santos, Lisa Lu, Pierre Png, Ronny Chieng, Remy Hii, Ken Jeong, Koh Chieng Mun, Calvin Wong, Carmen Soo, Fiona Xie, Victoria Loke, Janice Koh, Harry Shum Jr. Screenplay: Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim (based on the novel by Kevin Kwan). Twitter Capsule:
Packs a lot in! Plenty I liked and much I questioned. Clears the bar for colorful, quasi-comic pop soap operas.
A representational boon, broadly; iffier in the details, and takes fewer risks regarding money than race. A recent high-point for its genre?