‘Crazy Rich Asians‘ immediately made waves when it came out. The American romantic comedy released in 2018 and is based on Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel of the same name. The plot follows a Chinese American professor, who goes to meet her boyfriend’s parents in Singapore and is extremely surprised to find out that they are among the richest people living there.
Despite the movie attracting some criticisms over casting choices, it went on to receive positive reviews, with critics especially praising the acting, production and costume design. ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has also become a commercial success. With two sequels, titled ‘China Rich Girlfriend’ and ‘Rich People Problems’ currently being made, you must be wondering where to watch ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. Well, we are here to tell you that, but first, let us walk you through the movie’s plot.
What is Crazy Rich Asians About?
The story of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ begins when Nick and his girlfriend Rachel, an economics professor at NYU and a resident of New York, travel to Singapore to be a part of the wedding of Colin, Nick’s best friend. While in Singapore, Rachel visits Peik Lin, her college friend. She and her family are shocked to hear that Rachel is dating Nick Young and reveal to Rachel that the Young family happens to be one of the richest in Singapore and they are members of high society.
When Rachel goes to have dinner with Nick at his family estate, the latter introduces her to his mother, Eleanor, who immediately begins to dislike Rachel. Meanwhile, Nick’s cousin Astrid realizes that her husband Michael has been involved in an affair. Colin and Araminta’s wedding proceeds at the same time and it is at the to-be bride’s bachelorette party that Rachel runs into a lot of trouble. She meets Amanda, Nick’s ex-girlfriend who hints that Rachel is not good enough for Nick and won’t be accepted into his family due to her lower background. The other girls think of her as a gold digger and vandalize her room. However, Astrid steps in to comfort the distraught woman.
Nick has a much better time at Colin’s bachelor party but when he reveals his plans to propose to Rachel, Colin points out the problem of the difference in their statuses and how it will be difficult to make the marriage work since Rachel, who loves her job, will want to go back to New York, while Nick will have to stay in Singapore to look after his family’s business. Despite this, Nick is eager for his family to meet Rachel which results in a nasty confrontation where Eleanor makes jabs at her American background and almost tells her flat out that she will never be good enough for Nick or his family. Peik Lin tells Rachel to stand up for herself and earn Eleanor’s respect. Meanwhile, Astrid also confronts Michael about cheating, but the latter tells her that he is unhappy and blames her family’s wealth for the disparity and unhappiness.
At Colin’s wedding reception, Eleanor and Nick’s grandmother take the chance to confront Rachel about her parentage, saying that her father is alive and she was born of an adulterous affair. Hearing this, Rachel is stunned since Kerry, her mother, told her that her father was dead. Rachel is depressed and goes to Peik’s house where she refuses to talk to anyone, even Nick. A desperate Nick calls Kerry and asks her to come to Singapore. The mother explains to Rachel why she did what she did. Finally, she also urges her to talk to Nick, who proposes and promises to leave his family behind for her.
Rachel decides to turn down the proposal and meets Eleanor to explain to her that despite Nick’s love, she did not want to drive a wedge between Nick and his family. Turning the tables on the mother, Rachel tells her that when Nick finally meets a girl who she deems is good enough, she should remember that the marriage is taking place due to Rachel’s selfless act, despite Eleanor looking down on her. At the same time, Astrid moves out, blaming the failed marriage on Michael.
Rachel prepares to go back to New York with her mother after the final confrontation, but Nick proposes again, this time with Eleanor’s ring, to show that the couple has her blessing. Rachel tearfully accepts as the couple decides to stay back for a night to celebrate their engagement. Eleanor once again shows her approval for Rachel, who has successfully earned her respect. At the end of the movie, Astrid meets her ex-boyfriend Charlie Wu at a party and the former smiles discreetly.
Is Crazy Rich Asians on Netflix?
Netflix has an amazing collection of movies and television shows that sets it apart as a premier content provider. While ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not on the platform, you can check out ‘Always Be My Maybe‘, which is also a sweet love story centered around Asian characters. The story is about two friends who meet after fifteen years of estrangement and see that the spark remains between them.
Is Crazy Rich Asians on Hulu?
Hulu has a fantastic collection of movies and television shows that the platform keeps making smart additions to in order to stay ahead of the competition. While ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not on the platform, you can check out ‘Fresh Off the Boat‘ which wonderfully depicts how Asian families gel with American culture. Moreover, Constance Wu appears in both ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ and Fresh Off the Boat’.
Is Crazy Rich Asians on Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime has an enviable collection of movies and television shows that can perhaps only be bested by Netflix. Prime subscribers are in luck here since ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is on the platform. There is a small caveat: you have to add HBO to your subscription at $14.99 per month. Check it out here.
Where Can I Stream Crazy Rich Asians Online?
No subscriptions to major platforms? No worries. Head over to Vudu, YouTube or FandangoNow to buy and stream ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. It costs $14.99 on all platforms. We recommend the Ultra HD version for a better visual experience.
Where Can I Watch Crazy Rich Asians Online For Free?
Freeloaders are in luck only if you have an existing Amazon Prime subscription. You can use the free trial period offered by HBO to watch ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. However, we urge all readers to pay for the art they consume.