Review: Crazy Rich Asians (Blu-Ray)

The only thing crazier than love is when “Crazy Rich Asians” arrives on 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital… now!

“Crazy Rich Asians glimmers and sparkles, gives us characters to root for, and is pure escapist family film.”

-Richard Roeper

The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life.

Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim.

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

Director:  Jon M. Chu

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Runtime: 120 min

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 92% & IMDB 7.2/10

Trailer (see below)

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu and Novelist Kevin Kwan
  • Crazy Rich Fun
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

Review / Conclusion:

Crazy Rich Asians is a lot of fun to watch and it will go on the “everyone understands we all have a crazy family” list of movies. It’s a rom-com that we all need done right, mixed with some old school tactics and new school feels for every age and member of your family.

This movie gives you characters to root for, and of course, characters to root against. The back cover quotes Entertainment Weekly with “Hilarious, Heartfelt, Historic” and I agree. While this movie puts a focus on this specific family’s traditions, way of life and morals — inside of all that you can relate to multiple characters in this story. Coming from a big family, not only could I relate to what was happening, but there are spot-on resemblances to the way my family operates — and I think most do in so facet or another.

This gets my recommendation, so make sure you pick yourself up a copy right now on Blu-Ray, DVD or Digitally! I hear there’s 4K UHD copies floating around as well. If that’s true, there is a lot of color that could scream beautifully off the screen from the locations full of various luxury and clothing. That will warrant a pickup as well.

It’s Christmas season, so if you’re looking for a good movie that can be a stocking stuffer, this is one you can go with and come away with a win.

Cheers,

Matt.