Constance Wu

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Director:

Jon M. Chu

Starring:

Constance Wu

Henry Golding

Michelle Yeoh

Gemma Chan

Plot:

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

Review:

This should have been called Obscenely Wealthy Asians. I feel like crazy rich doesn’t do it justice.

Rachel, Constance Wu, has been in a relationship with Nick, Henry Golding, for over a year and is pretty much smitten. He’s gorgeous and nice and intelligent and honestly what more could you want? He’s the total package, when he asks her to come to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore she agrees, knowing that she’s going to meet his family.

Nick is absurdly naïve when it comes to the meeting of the family. It is ridiculously obvious that he should have better prepared Rachel for this meeting and because of it she had several setbacks and potential setbacks that could have easily been avoided. Why he was such a dunce, not sure, his excuse was he didn’t care about those things and he didn’t think she would either. It’s a shit excuse and his gorgeous sister, Gemma Chan, kind of calls him on it as well as Rachel.

Rachel rises to the occasion and shows just how intelligent and amazing she is, and Nick eventually proves that he’s probably worth all the hassle. The problems weren’t really resolved so I’ll be interested to see if there’s a sequel, but for now we’ve got a nice little happily ever after bow.

Gemma Chan delivers one of the best burns ever at the end of this movie. The entire theater reacted when I watched. It was awesome.

Crazy Rich Asians was a unique romcom that still hit all the marks that I expect and need.

4/5

 

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Parallels (2015)

parallels

Parallels (2015)

Director:

Christopher Leone

Starring:

Mark Hapka

Jessica Rothe

Eric Jungmann

Constance Wu

Plot:

A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths.

Review:

Wow, I really hope that more comes from this because it totally deserves it.

Honestly, I really enjoyed the movie, but I’m not sure if I would recommend it. It watches like an extended pilot for a TV show. There’s the introduction to characters, the introduction to the world, and the set up for the big bad. There isn’t a resolution.

It’s really interesting and if you liked Sliders you’ll probably love this, but just keep in mind it’s not a complete story. I’m finding it difficult reviewing because of that fact, the characters didn’t feel fully developed but can I really judge them? A quick internet search lets me know that there’s a possibility for more, but as of right now there doesn’t appear to be any dates or if it’s a TV show or another movie.

I guess watch it, love it, and demand more is the best course of action.

4/5