With welcome overtones of the golden era screwball comedies, it bounces around lightheartedly before dipping its toes further and further into dramatic territory – but it never loses its balance. New York City native Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) hooks up with her boyfriend of some 12 months, Nick Young (Henry Golding), who convinces her to come with him to Singapore for his best mate’s wedding, and to meet his relations. What he’s failed to mention to Rachel so far is that his family is one of the richest in Asia, and that he’s one of the continent’s most eligible bachelors. Featuring the first predominantly Asian-American Hollywood cast since The Joy Luck Club in 1993, the film delves into the differences in how Asian-Americans and native Asians both see the world and live in it – significant issues for many who don’t usually find representation in mainstream movies. If you dig super-fun rom-coms then you don’t have to be rich or Asian to love this one. But you would be crazy to miss it.
Release Date: December 12, 2018
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh
DVD & BD
- Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu and Novelist Kevin Kwan
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel