8 Things To Expect From The ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Movie

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2. Expect to finally see yourselves be represented in Hollywood…

…but also expect it to not be perfect. Crazy Rich Asians is the first big studio rom-com to have Asian leads, so there’s bound to be some aspects of it which people might not agree with. While not all of the cast is made up of Singaporeans/Malaysians (despite it being a story about a family from Singapore), it’s still a big step forward in the right direction. For example, this will be the first Hollywood movie that centers around characters who use the words ‘hanoh‘, ‘lah‘ and ‘kakilang‘ in their daily conversations. If that isn’t worth celebrating, I don’t know what is.

(L-R) Constance Lau as Celine (Radio1Asia) and Malaysian actress, Carmen Soo as Francesca. Photo: Sanja Bucko

Another thing I felt the movie did a great job of portraying was how fast gossip spreads among Asian families. *cough* Mak Cik Bawang *cough* Just check out this montage below and you’ll probably be able to relate.

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