I know this isn’t a book review but I felt it is my duty to let you know how I felt about the adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.
I went to see Crazy Rich Asians tonight. Of course I went to see it because I read the book but even if I hadn’t read the book, I would have wanted to see it. I love a good rom-com. Now, I am a HUUUUGE snob when it comes to adaptations of books. Let’s face the truth, there is so much more in a book than can be put onto the screen.
I loved the fact that the cast was primarily Asian and that Hollywood was not able to “whitewash” it. The casting of the characters was amazing even the slight adjustments they made to some personalities. Gave it a bit of flare.
I knew going in that there were going to be things left out of the movie just because that is unfortunately how it works. The book itself has so much development in it that pushes the plot but the movie was written well enough. I see why Kevin Kwan was so happy with it.
I am curious to see if they will make books two and three of the trilogy into movies. I haven’t read them yet but they have just been bumped up on my TBR.
I definitely want to see this movie again.
It wasn’t perfect(what adaptation is?) but it was well worth it. I highly recommend going to see it. If you’re a reader, I’d read the book first but if you aren’t a reader but you love rom-coms, you’ll definitely enjoy this one.
Here’s to diversity in Hollywood and a very nice adaptation of book to movie!
Please let me know your thoughts on the movie and/or the book!