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Crazy Rich Asians (Am I the only one who didn't enjoy it?!)


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#26 Sancti-claws

Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:35 PM

I could not get into the book at all - let alone watch the movie...

But then, I am a serial put-downer of books at the moment.

#27 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 12 October 2019 - 10:45 PM

DH has tried to get me to watch it twice. It made me cringe so badly I couldn’t stay in the room. I still haven’t got past the scene where the family buys the hotel.

#28 gracie1978

Posted 13 October 2019 - 04:23 AM

Silly OTT room coms aren't the sole domain of blonde white women anymore.

Why are people 'expecting more'?

I enjoyed it.  Agree with a PP it's an ad for Singapore, we ended up going last year...

And most movies film in cheaper locations, why is this only ok in America?

#29 Ayr

Posted 13 October 2019 - 06:01 AM

I heard it was really good too. I watched about ten mins. Haven't gone back to it. Not my thing.

#30 WaitForMe

Posted 13 October 2019 - 06:31 AM

I liked it for what it was.

The hype did ruin it a bit. I expected more and it took me a bit at the start to realise it had been over hyped. It was just a fun rom com.

#31 PhillipaCrawford

Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:20 AM

Really enjoyed it. But then I watched it on a plane, NOT travelling in the style they did! so something fluffy was far more suitable.

#32 Froyo

Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:43 AM

View Postgracie1978, on 13 October 2019 - 04:23 AM, said:

Silly OTT room coms aren't the sole domain of blonde white women anymore.

Why are people 'expecting more'?

I enjoyed it.  Agree with a PP it's an ad for Singapore, we ended up going last year...

And most movies film in cheaper locations, why is this only ok in America?
100% this.

#33 AliasMater

Posted 13 October 2019 - 07:58 AM

I also watched it on a plane. If I wasn't a captive audience I probably wouldn't have got to the end. I found it pretty boring.

#34 Kavity1

Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:13 AM

I loved it, but I watch alot of Asian TV and movies, I prefer their story telling style, and quite honestly the plot is normal for a asian romcom, over the top and ridiculous fun.

#35 Apageintime

Posted 13 October 2019 - 08:46 AM

I enjoyed it for what it was, a fluffy romance.

It totally delivered on that.

Same as I don't expect Oscar worthy from like Pitch Perfect. Still watch it when I just want something light that isn't going to require too much brain power

#36 Lunafreya

Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:00 AM

Yeah, it is what it is. Nice to see some representation rather than just typecasting

#37 born.a.girl

Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:09 AM

View Postgracie1978, on 13 October 2019 - 04:23 AM, said:

Silly OTT room coms aren't the sole domain of blonde white women anymore.

Why are people 'expecting more'?

I enjoyed it.  Agree with a PP it's an ad for Singapore, we ended up going last year...

And most movies film in cheaper locations, why is this only ok in America?

Absolutely.   We've travelled quite a bit recently, and I don't think there's been a single spectacular location that hasn't been used as part of some film or other, theoretically located elsewhere.

#38 Babetty

Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:43 AM

I enjoyed it as a silly fluffy rom com, as did DH. He did get annoyed when the various main characters seemed to use Mandarin or Cantonese almost interchangeably without any logic - eg one of the main characters used Mandarin, the grandmother used Cantonese etc.

#39 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:58 AM

I enjoyed it way more than I expected I would. Enjoyable fluff. I did watch it on a plane, but that’s the only place I’ve watched a movie recently.

#40 Chocolate Addict

Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:24 AM

I watched it recently on Netflix, to be honest, I didn't really know exactly what it was about.

It was ok, just another romcom but I failed to see what all the excitement was about.It was ok but not amazing.

#41 kim27

Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:24 AM

I enjoyed but I was on a plane to Singapore at the time starting a 3 week holiday so it was the perfect movie for the moment.

#42 dadwasathome

Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:48 AM

It was fun fluff when we watched on Netflix recently

Turns out my SIL enjoyed it mostly for buff bodies. My BIL and I were lusting after the food - again, so much so that a SEA catchup is on the cards.

#43 Odd-1-Out

Posted 13 October 2019 - 01:03 PM

I couldnt stand it. I had to change the channel.

#44 Kia❤️

Posted 14 October 2019 - 11:35 AM

Yes i'm the same turned it off half way through.. couldnt get into it.

#45 #YKG

Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:49 PM

View Post71Cath, on 09 November 2018 - 08:13 AM, said:

The trailer made me want to crawl out of my skin.  It feels racist to me.  But everyone says it isn't racist, so is that just my white privilege talking?


I'm so conflicted, I cant go and see it.

*waits for flaming*

It’s based on a novel written by a man who grew up in Hong Kong in the “elite” class and what he saw happen with family and friends, the lengths some would go to, to keep “outsiders” out of their circles.

#46 Billy Shears

Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:58 PM

View Post#YKG, on 14 October 2019 - 08:49 PM, said:

It’s based on a novel written by a man who grew up in Hong Kong in the “elite” class and what he saw happen with family and friends, the lengths some would go to, to keep “outsiders” out of their circles.

I know it's such a cliche, but the novel is really so much better than the film.   I listened to the first book on Audible - and immediately went onto the second and third as soon as I was finished.

The books are more ensemble pieces - there are a lot more story lines involving the cousins.  

I was disappointed in the movie - especially as you only saw Harry Shum Jnr (LOVED him in Glee) in the final credits, yet he was featured a lot more in the books.

#47 PaulaHall

Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:36 AM

I enjoyed the movie, i've watched it a couple of times now, it's fun.

but i love a good rom com, even a bod rom com.  Also just a rom  LOL

#48 BeAwesome

Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:46 PM

I saw Crazy Rich Asians and Always Be My Maybe (Netflix movie) in the same weekend, and I actually enjoyed Always Be My Maybe considerably more.

#49 Silverstreak

Posted 07 November 2019 - 02:58 PM

DH has been suggesting we watch this on Netflix, might watch it tonight with him.

#50 PaulaHall

Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:22 PM

View PostBeAwesome, on 07 November 2019 - 01:46 PM, said:

I saw Crazy Rich Asians and Always Be My Maybe (Netflix movie) in the same weekend, and I actually enjoyed Always Be My Maybe considerably more.

this made me laugh, as i was going to say i'd seen Always be my Maybe and really didn't like it lol




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