‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Is 100 Percent ‘Fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes, but Some Miss the Book’s ‘Venom’

Warner Bros.’ sumptuous adaptation of bestselling novel “Crazy Rich Asians” impressed most early critics, who also regretted how much weight will be placed on its box-office performance.

Not since Rob Marshall–helmed “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005) has there been a studio film centered on an Asian cast, while 1993’s “The Joy Luck Club” was the last one set in modern times.

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Chu’s jet-setting and heartrending multigenerational spectacle is currently rated 100 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.Constance Wu and Henry Golding star as courting NYU professors who fly to his native Singapore to attend a wedding.

Throughout their journey, she learns that his kin has millions to spare, and a stern mother (Michelle Yeoh) pressuring him to return home, run the family business, and find a partner with a similar-sized inheritance.“The Proposal” veteran Peter Chiarelli penned the script with former “Private Practice” Ep Adele Lim.

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