Meeting your boyfriend's family and friends for the first time is always a nerve-wracking experience. But when those family and friends just happen to be some of the wealthiest people in Asia, and definitely don't approve of you, that's an entirely different experience.
That's the dilemma Rachel (Constance Wu) faces in "Crazy Rich Asians," when her longtime partner, Nick (Henry Golding), invites her back to his native Singapore to attend the wedding of a friend. When they're greeted curbside at the airport and ushered into a luxurious first class lounge, Rachel suspects Nick has left out more about his lavish lifestyle than she initially thought. She has no idea.
Aside from the shock of attending opulent parties where Nick's pals actually throw giant wads of cash in the air like confetti, Rachel also has to square off with Nick's mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh), who makes it quite clear that Rachel isn't good enough for her son. But Rachel isn't about to back down from a challenge.
"If Nick chose me, he would lose his family," Rachel tells Eleanor. "And if he chose his family, he might spend the rest of his life resenting you."
The also trailer features plenty of over-the-top examples of Nick's wealth (not to mention Nick's abs -- looking good, Henry Golding), as well as a hilarious supporting turn from Awkwafina (also starring in this summer's "Ocean's 8"). We're already counting down the days until this flick hits theaters.
"Crazy Rich Asians," directed by John M. Chu, is slated for release on August 17.
Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother. Read More