‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is out now in theaters, and it’s shaping up to be a huge box office success. Based on a book by Kevin Kwan, it’s the first Asian-American-focused studio movie to be made in 25 years.
Needless to say, this flick is garnering a lot of attention from and about a community that has often been ignored by Hollywood. Read on for some reactions to the movie, from the lighthearted to the thought-provoking.
You’re 8 years old. Your 3rd grade class orders chinese food & your father delivers it. You are so excited to see y… https://t.co/6mrVmNwTMi— Kimmy The Pooh (@Kimmy The Pooh)1534550690.0
A deep dive into the film’s viewers so far.
#CrazyRichAsians is headed for a monster opening, and it’s essential to look at why. A full 38% of viewers so far h… https://t.co/G9IxUCIT9x— Jeff Yang (@Jeff Yang)1534606194.0
Crazy Rich Asians. Searching. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. 10 year old me is screaming at all this Asian Am… https://t.co/J2tZDfFaoW— William Yu (@William Yu)1534608284.0
Get excited about the ending.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS has one of the most satisfying endings I’ve ever seen in a romantic comedy, and it’s not *not* be… https://t.co/2WxUNSs5Br— david ehrlich (@david ehrlich)1534555414.0
The kind of review we all need.
Holy hell. Crazy Rich Asians made me cry, laugh, gasp, and I was sexually attracted to the ENTIRE film. 15/10 WOW— Mica Burton (@Mica Burton)1534555057.0
A note about the mahjong scene.Just in case you were confused.
It’s a movie for all ages!
Hearing the amount of 1st gens that are taking their parents & grandparents to the movies for the first time is the… https://t.co/wXDaAryxiO— Harry Shum Jr (@Harry Shum Jr)1534573311.0
Another good thing…
Another important thing #CrazyRichAsians deserves credit for: THE RESURGENCE OF THE ROM-COM. Bless this entire cast. https://t.co/jNeMUDZBwb— Lauren Duca (@Lauren Duca)1534556069.0
How’s it doing in the box office?
Box office: #CrazyRichAsians dancing past #TheMeg with $21M-plus weekend https://t.co/tZCJ11iTD9 https://t.co/XyodhnJto7— The Hollywood Reporter (@The Hollywood Reporter)1534602803.0
The power of seeing yourself reflected on screen.
As a KoreanAm adopted into whiteness, #CrazyRichAsians was everything I needed in my youth. No othering or tokeniza… https://t.co/eGEkrUaT0g— JS LEE ⭐️ (@JS LEE ⭐️)1534435354.0
Drawing lines in the sand.
I don’t have room in my heart for people who say anything bad about crazy rich Asians, sorry— 𝔅𝔞𝔟𝔶 𝔤𝔲𝔯𝔩 𝔡𝔞 𝔭𝔯𝔦𝔫𝔠𝔢𝔰𝔰 (@𝔅𝔞𝔟𝔶 𝔤𝔲𝔯𝔩 𝔡𝔞 𝔭𝔯𝔦𝔫𝔠𝔢𝔰𝔰)1534609133.0
It’s so relatable.
I can super relate to Crazy Rich Asians cos when you take out the word "rich" it's just gonna be Crazy Asians and that's me. A crazy asian.— ริซ่า MARIANG Maklingi (@ริซ่า MARIANG Maklingi)1534595708.0
All of the tears.
crazy rich asians had me crying in the theater bc it was the first time i saw a part of my culture in american cine… https://t.co/KHhsMq8dkW— alexandra ♡ (@alexandra ♡)1534547923.0
Cc: @HarryShumJr https://t.co/T3c8I3tVmI (Note: *spoilers*) #crazyrichasians— Gemma Chan (@Gemma Chan)1534523849.0
Even Bieber loves it.
Make sure you guys go see #CrazyRichAsians this weekend! So good. Congrats @jonmchu— Justin Bieber (@Justin Bieber)1534542747.0
Spread the love.
Hi! I see a lot of dope, big name black folks out there supporting Crazy Rich Asians and I’m so grateful! Us Asians… https://t.co/qRnmRpw7y8— Jake Choi (@Jake Choi)1534460263.0
Crazy Rich Asians Crazy Rich Asians Crazy Rich Asians Crazy Rich Asians Crazy Rich Asians Crazy Rich Asians Crazy R… https://t.co/BCITA2c1br— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin-Manuel Miranda)1534407604.0
We need more.Yes, please.
The power of representation.
some thoughts about going to see Crazy Rich Asians tonight: https://t.co/KmATvWdeOO— Will Jay (@Will Jay)1534362821.0
Mom and Dad.
americans please go watch crazy rich asians during the opening weekend so my mom and dad can get their sequel and p… https://t.co/E9R9w2NoXg— ❀ (@❀)1534354103.0
Remember it’s a rom com.
#CrazyRichAsians is delirious, soapy fun. It's less satire and more romcom than the book, but it's a fabulously esc… https://t.co/g1GHwVkWUP— ratna pathicc shah (@ratna pathicc shah)1534483011.0
There are critiques of the movie out there, too.
So happy to have written this for @TIME on why I'm v excited to see #CrazyRichAsians and how it's possible to both… https://t.co/DWaEUZMnhc— Suyin Haynes (@Suyin Haynes)1533988227.0
The movie has inspired original art.
What’s happening? #CrazyRichAsians is happening. In a theatre near you. 📽 https://t.co/rpgGAgSpjA— Alex Kim (@Alex Kim)1534618263.0
A win for representation.
i just saw #CrazyRichAsians with my parents and honestly spent most of the movie shaking in my seat because i hones… https://t.co/cKGKqYA9vb— 💗 雨谊 (@💗 雨谊)1534610562.0
For those making film outside of the dominant culture, there is no easy road. So when a rose grows through the conc… https://t.co/KUNkk0iBRW— Ava DuVernay (@Ava DuVernay)1534515109.0
Feeling seen and heard.
Y’all gotta watch and support #CrazyRichAsians because I saw this movie today, and sobbed because I am an Asian-Ame… https://t.co/WbZ950olgQ— ⁷ Fork & Spoon ²⁰¹³ (@⁷ Fork & Spoon ²⁰¹³)1534381999.0
You’re going to need a rewatch.
For whatever it’s worth*, #CrazyRichAsians is better the second time around. The first time I was just in awe of al… https://t.co/GWbZZtRFs0— Johnny (@Johnny)1534397121.0
It’s okay to critique the movie.
We can love, support AND criticize something at the same time. #CrazyRichAsians is ground-breaking for representat… https://t.co/rKnuYZhqyW— Jenny Yang (@Jenny Yang)1534313309.0
Another reason to see it.
The creators of #CrazyRichAsians turned down a distribution deal, a greenlit trilogy, and FAT paychecks from Netfli… https://t.co/Bz41VyUMRX— Noah's Baegels (@Noah's Baegels)1534473633.0
So many layers.
As we start to see more and more hot takes on #CrazyRichAsians, I thought it might be relevant to point out that th… https://t.co/fXePd0U0Em— Dr. Lopez (@Dr. Lopez)1534523510.0