Sunday, August 19, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians

At one level it's a good Romcom, nothing more (but a good one if you like that sort of thing), but at another it's very cleverly aware of how it goes about doing that with essentially an all-Asian cast (really there are no white people with speaking lines - and barely any extras - after the first 5 minutes) in how it deals with that representation in a film in our current context and how it and mocks/invokes/exploits some of the tropes surrounding that. Worth seeing.