Ben Oliver

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Crazy Rich Asians

God forbid we lose the ancient Chinese tradition of guilting your children.
25 January 2020

Saw this about a year ago1 and I can’t say my view of it has really changed. A surprisingly formulaic rom-com that holds the audience’s hand too much.

When things get really underway the dialogue gets awkward and stilted, like they had to pick the best of 50 takes for each scene to make it passable. I didn’t clock this first time round but the lack of on screen chemistry shows up badly on second viewing.

Still fun, but hasn’t aged well.

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