One of the biggest films of 2018, commercially and culturally, Crazy Rich Asians wittily addresses nuances in traditional Chinese culture between overseas and local populations. The Chinese diaspora is a story shared by millions across the world and its deep resonation within these communities is one reason for the film’s success.
Hailed as a breakthrough for East-Asian representation in Western media, this brilliant romantic comedy breathes new life into the genre. Aside from using Mandarin alongside English dialogue, the film cleverly weaves important aspects of Chinese culture into the film. From an abundance of delicious food shots to its Chinese soundtrack, they all highlight what it means to have a dual identity.
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