First Crazy Rich Asians Trailer Sets the Stage for a Hilarious Rom-Com

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Constance Wu and, the always impeccable, Michelle Yeoh are butting heads in the first trailer for Crazy Rich Asians, when a different kind of culture clash ensues: 

Sporting a stellar all-Asian cast, Crazy Rich Asians is looking pretty solid. While it may not seem like it, I’ve always been something of a sucker for rom-coms, especially ones that are well done. While the trailer features some typical tropes of the genre, it also promises something more with the culturally based story. Everything about it looks fun, funny, and with enough drama to keep it going. What did you think of the first trailer? 

The story 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.

Crazy Rich Asians hits theaters on August 17, 2018

-Jordan