Tuesday 15th January 2019 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
Chinese-American economist Rachel accompanies affluent boyfriend Nick home to Singapore (clues to his real wealth becoming startlingly apparent) for his friend’s wedding. His people “aren’t just rich, they’re Crazy Rich”. Emotional fireworks begin. 1990s snobbery and racism are exposed as Nick’s mother seeks to alienate Rachel, seen as an unsuitable match.
A flamboyant, witty, energetic film breakthrough for an Asian cast, striking a blow against Hollywood’s darker history.
USA 2018 – Directed by Jon M. Chu with Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding – 120 min
Chu’s film is somewhere between My Big Fat Greek Wedding and a Jane Austen novel: meticulous and hilariously alert to social structures, family dynamics and money, with a plucky underdog heroine – THE GUARDIAN
Shamelessly kitsch but funny and affecting enough to get away with its own excesses and many toe-curling moments, this trailblazing film has extra significance as one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to feature an all-Asian cast – INDEPENDENT