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'Crazy Rich Asians' spurs conversation over representation

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Constance Wu in a scene from "Crazy Rich Asians." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
In this Aug 4, 2018 photo, Constance Wu poses for a portrait at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to promote her new film "Crazy Ri...
In this Aug 4, 2018 photo, Constance Wu poses for a portrait at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to promote her new film "Crazy Ri...
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Henry Golding, left, and Constance Wu in a scene from "Crazy Rich Asians." (Warner Bros. Enter...
In this Aug 4, 2018 photo, Constance Wu poses for a portrait at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to promote her new film "Crazy Ri...

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Constance Wu in a scene from "Crazy Rich Asians." (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

In this Aug 4, 2018 photo, Constance Wu poses for a portrait at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to promote her new film "Crazy Ri...

In this Aug 4, 2018 photo, Constance Wu poses for a portrait at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to promote her new film "Crazy Ri...

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Henry Golding, left, and Constance Wu in a scene from "Crazy Rich Asians." (Warner Bros. Enter...

In this Aug 4, 2018 photo, Constance Wu poses for a portrait at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to promote her new film "Crazy Ri...

NEW YORK (AP) — The upcoming release of "Crazy Rich Asians" has a lot of Asian-Americans excited because it's been more than two decades since a major Hollywood studio put out a movie with a predominantly Asian cast.

They see it as a win for diversity and representation.

The movie is a romantic comedy about a middle-class Chinese-American woman who finds out her boyfriend's family in Singapore is, well, crazy rich.

But some critics have pushed back, saying the movie centers on already well-represented parts of Singapore and ignores that country's minority communities.

The Warner Bros. release comes out Wednesday.

It's directed by Jon M. Chu and includes Asian-American actresses Constance Wu and Awkwafina, British Malaysian newcomer Henry Golding, and longtime Malaysian star Michelle Yeoh.


Updated : 2021-04-12 19:41 GMT+08:00