Crazy Rich Asians tells a story of traditions while breaking Hollywood’s own troubled tradition with all-Asian casts
Having been squeezed dry, the romantic comedy genre has been lacking as of late. Nevertheless, the straightforward genre is still beloved by movie-goers no matter how many times the same old story seems to be recycled. Crazy Rich Asians takes a formulaic yet easily accessible approach to tell a story that has been sidelined for so many years. Its outline may be familiar but its content is as rich as the film’s main family.
Kumaii Nanjiani’s love story is real in every way possible
After Nicholas Sparks and Adam Sandler, romance and comedy movies were never the same. What was once highly respected genres quickly became parodies of themselves recycling the same old tropes. However, what both person horrifically injected in the genre were a sense of artificiality. The story they were telling were situations that happen only in movies and would never in real life. The Big Sick is the very reaction to this trend. Michael Showalter’s latest comedy brings back a sense of realness and much-needed diversity to both genres even when the product suffers during the third act.