The reviews have begun to come in for “
Crazy Rich Asians,” and the film has already earned a score of 100 percent on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
As of Thursday afternoon, 19 reviews were listed on the site, all rating the film “fresh.” It’s possible the score could change as more come in, but it’s a promising start.
Directed by Jon Chu and starring Henry Golding and Constance Wu, the film has yet to hit theaters worldwide ― it’s slated for release in the U.S. on Aug. 15.
“Crazy Rich Asians” is a glitzy story that follows New York professor Rachel Chu (Wu) on a trip with her boyfriend, fellow professor Nick Young (Golding), to his family’s home of Singapore. While meeting the family is stressful in and of itself, Nick’s is far from what Rachel expected because, well, they’re crazy rich. From wild wealth to drama with his relatives, Rachel’s ride in Asia deals with love, family, and the price of happiness.
Early critics of the film have called it a “
highly satisfying, decidedly old-fashioned romantic comedy,” “ heartwarming, well-acted — and decadent,” and “ breathless fun.”
first big-screen release in more than two decades with an Asian-majority cast, the film marks a major moment for the Asian community. In a recent post, Wu explained why the film felt so monumental to her.
“Before [‘Crazy Rich Asians’], I hadn’t even done a tiny part in a studio film ... I never dreamed I would get to star in one ... because I had never seen that happen to someone who looked like me,” she wrote.
jade-carpeted premiere happened earlier this week, some even quipped that the event was “Asian prom.”
If you can’t wait until Aug. 15, you can find Kevin Kwan’s book ― which the film was based on ―
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In the book, Nick takes Rachel, Peik Lin and Kerry to the SkyBar at
Marina Bay Sands
to drink Singapore Slings — gin-based cocktails. From the trailer, it's clear the iconic resort will feature in the movie as well.
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Peik Lin wants to take Rachel and Kerry to the
, where the Singapore Sling was invented, but Nick deems it "too touristy."
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On Rachel's first night in Singapore, she goes to Lau Pa Sat for satay with Nick, Colin and Araminta. Lau Pa Sat is one of Singapore's famous hawker centers, dining complexes filled with food stalls selling inexpensive delicacies.
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Colin and Araminta's wedding reception takes place in Singapore's
Fort Canning Park
, where Nick shows Rachel his old hideout in the gatehouse.
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After Rachel breaks up with Nick, he hides out at Colin's place in
, a residential enclave on Sentosa Island.
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While traveling through Asia, Rachel sees Peranakan terrace houses (à la the ones pictured above on Joo Chiat Road in Singapore). The book also mentions that Astrid owns a row of historic Peranakan shop houses on Singapore's Emerald Hill.
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Colin and Araminta's wedding guests gather in a warehouse in the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore to board a ferry for the dinner reception on a private island.
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Astrid's husband, Michael, recalls playing soccer every week as a teenager at the Padang, an open field in Singapore's downtown historical center.
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Peik Lin shows Rachel Orchard Road and describes it as Singapore's "version of Fifth Avenue."
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Nick recalls taking long walks with his father around the
at dusk while growing up.
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At the end of the book, Nick suggests Rachel, Kerry and Peik Lin go to Chinatown's food market on Smith Street in Singapore, but Peik Lin complains it will be too crowded. Nick also recalls "hunting for kueh tutu" — a traditional delicacy — in Chinatown in his younger years.
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Astrid enjoys buying jewelry at the fictional Stephen Chia Jewels in the real-life
Paragon shopping center
on Orchard Road.
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Nick also takes Rachel to the Old Airport Road Food Centre in Singapore.
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Eleanor insists the best place to get rojak (a traditional fruit and vegetable salad dish) in Singapore is a stall on the top floor of
, a shopping center on Orchard Road.
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Before the group settles on Lau Pa Sat, Nick mentions liking the satay at Newton Food Centre, but Colin insists Newton is "only for expats and tourists." In the movie adaptation, however, it seems the group chooses Newton.
Nick, Colin, Alistair, Mehmet and Lionel escape the Macau bachelor party to relax in Australia's Northern Territory. They drink flat whites while gazing at Uluru, aka Ayers Rock, a massive sandstone monolith.
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Nick's father goes fishing in Watsons Bay in Sydney, Australia.
Colin and Araminta go to the Croatian island of Hvar for their honeymoon.
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Nick plans to propose to Rachel in the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia.
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While driving to the Cameron Highlands, Nick and Rachel stop in the town of Malacca to see the "distinctive crimson-hued facade of Christ Church, built by the Dutch."
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After the disastrous encounter with his mother and grandmother in the Cameron Highlands, Nick books Rachel a room at
, a Tudor-style hotel in the "Valley of Eternal Spring."
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Astrid takes a speedboat through Repulse Bay in Hong Kong to meet Charlie on a three-masted Chinese junk.
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While sailing in Hong Kong, Charlie and Astrid pass Lantau Island, and Charlie bows at the bronze "Big Buddha" statue.
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Eddie keeps a 64-foot yacht called Kaiser at Aberdeen Marina in Hong Kong.
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Kitty and Alistair run into Serena Oh at
Lung King Heen
, a three-Michelin-star restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.
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Bernard books a penthouse suite at the sumptuous
for Colin's bachelor party in the south coast of China.
Eleanor and her friends travel to the Chinese city of Shenzhen to shop and do some digging into Rachel's past.
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Astrid remembers her time in Paris with Charlie, during which they had lunch at the luxury tea house
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Peik Lin used to take Rachel out to eat at the luxurious
Post Ranch Inn
in Big Sur, California, during their years at Stanford.
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Rachel and Nick walk through Washington Square Park on their first date in New York City.
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Nick invites Rachel to spend the summer in Asia over afternoon tea at
Tea & Sympathy
in the West Village in New York.
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