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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians, Movie

Aloha Everyone,

The film version of Crazy Rich Asians, based on a 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan is interesting and entertaining.   The cinematography is beautiful, and the music is excellent. If I do more in-depth search, these individuals must be top in their fields. The film exceeded the book in its execution. If Kevin Kwan’s intention in writing the novel was to "introduce a contemporary Asia to a North American audience", he certainly succeeded in showing a very narrow upper crust of society.

The film was largely a travelogue showing off iconic sites, cuisine and the sounds of Singapore.  

J.J. and I found it personally interesting as we have actually known “some of the main characters” in the film. Their main goals in life is to attend parties and be the best dressed among the guests. When money is no object, they seek after the rarest jewels to add to their never ending collection.

With a few exceptions, most of the casts, especially the young women all looked alike in hairstyles, clothes and make-up. It was confusing trying to remember character names with faces.

Overall, it was a very good entertaining film.

Aloha -- Cathi