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Will 'Crazy Rich Asians' live up to the hype?

"Crazy Rich Asians" is now in theaters, and critics are raving about the film. The romantic comedy follows a New Yorker to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's wealthy family. This movie is the first English-language film in Hollywood with a predominantly Asian cast in 25 years. Critics are calling the film "a moment," but some are concerned that parading a wealthy Asian family on the big screen doesn't accurately reflect Asian-American narratives, and some even call the film a generic romantic comedyWill 'Crazy Rich Asians' live up to the hype?

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Below is the synopsis of "Crazy Rich Asians," per Rotten Tomatoes

"Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (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. It turns out that he is not only 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 (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can't buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

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The film has a predominantly Asian cast, and holds a 96 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Chicago Reader's Andrea Gronvall wrote:

Knockout visuals, a winning cast, and an irrepressibly feel-good vibe make this dazzling romantic comedy one for the ages; the only possible way it could have improved is if it had been a musical. 
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The premiere of "Crazy Rich Asians" is a big deal. According to Forbes, it's projected to bring in $26 million. 

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While the film is acclaimed, some argue the film is a generic romcom. ForbesScott Mendelson wrote:

Without having read the book, I might argue that the core flaw of Crazy Rich Asians is that it’s so determined to be the Asian-American version of the conventional Hollywood romantic comedy that it becomes a deeply conventional romantic comedy, complete with the bad, the good and the generic tropes. It’s well-acted and offers plenty of cultural specificity, but the supporting characters are thin and the need to be universal hobbles its drama. Its best scenes make the case that the core couple shouldn’t end up together, but the cultural value of a movie like this dictates the fairy tale ending matter how illogical.
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And some are genuinely concerned about the narrative of the film, and how it portrays Asian Americans. 

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