Magazine October 1, 2018, Issue

Guiltless Escapism

Constance Wu in Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. )

Crazy Rich Asians is the kind of movie that reminds you that reviewing is a superfluous act. In the first few moments of the story, there is a ridiculous contrivance: We are introduced to two lovebirds, the Chinese-American/daughter of a single mother/tenured economist Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Nick Young (Henry Golding), her Chinese-by-way-of-Singapore boyfriend, who is in the process of inviting her to his native city for his best friend’s wedding. While out for dinner they are spotted by a passing Sino-American gossip, who recognizes Nick for the tycoon’s son he is and quickly spreads the word of his

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