Crazy Rich Asians
A Chinese American college professor (Constance Wu) flies to Singapore with her boyfriend (Henry Golding) to meet his family, little suspecting how wealthy he is—or what a severe examination she’s in for at the hands of his “crazy rich” relatives. Director Jon M. Chu and writers Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim adapt Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel into an engaging, eye-filling tour of Singapore’s upper crust. Chu’s career has been a tad uneven in the past, but he shows a sure hand here, drawing fine performance from a large ensemble—especially Wu, Golding, Awkwafina (as Wu’s college chum) and Michelle Yeoh (Oscar-worthy as Golding’s imperious mother). The movie falters with a trite, groan-inducing ending that would sink most movies, but a reservoir of goodwill gets us over that late bump in the road.