On Thursday (August 3), I had the pleasure of attending the Warner Bros. black carpet premiere of Crazy Rich Asians hosted by cast members Awkwafina, Nick Santos and Ronny Chieng.
I headed down to the screening at Regal Atlantic Station totally prepared to work as media, but to my surprise…I was handed a VIP pass and given the royal treatment!
Ayeee! Thank you, Warner Bros. and my friends at Allied!
Following the screening, I headed over to the after-party at Twelve Hotel hosted by the cast.
They snapped pics, ate hors d’oeuvres, sipped drinks and mingled with fans.
I had a blast! (Visit my IG for more pics.)
Now, about the film…
Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy based on the acclaimed worldwide bestseller by Kevin Kwan.
The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore.
Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.
Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim.
The film is directed by Jon M. Chu.
Watch The Trailer:
Rather than writing a long-winded review, I’ve opted to tell you 3 Reasons Why You Must See Crazy Rich Asians!
Let me begin by saying CRA is freaking fantastic!
I laughed, I cried, I was submerged in my feelings that ranged from anger to empathy. But, what I loved most about the film was how rich it was in Asian culture and tradition.
The language, the food, the tradition, the architecture, the family, the love was such a beautiful thing to watch.
I’m ready to pack my bags and hop the first thing smokin’ to Singapore!
Without a doubt, Awkwafina, who starred as Rachel’s dear friend and ride or die, Goh Peik Lin, stole the film the very same way Tiffany Haddish stole Girls Trip.
I LIVE for Awkwafina (on and off screen). She will have you hollering in the theater as you watch Crazy Rich Asians.
Last, but certainly not least, I have to give it up for the entire cast of CRA!
Everyone did a fantastic job and there was no dead weight in the cast.
Many people were celebrating the fact that the film is the first studio movie with an all Asian cast in 25 years.
But, that’s not correct. It’s the first film with Asian Americans in lead roles.
Constance Wu took to social media to set the record straight!
Crazy Rich Asians opens in theaters on August 15.
Do yourself a favor and go see it!