#CBR10Bingo: The Book was Better?
Spoiler Warning! This has already been reviewed a ton of times – there will be some vague spoilers, but nothing that should ruin the film or the book for anyone.
Rachel Chu is an economics professor in New York. Her boyfriend of two years, Nick Young, a history professor at the same university, invites her to go to Asia with him for the summer, to attend his best friend’s wedding. Rachel has no idea that Nick’s family is one of the wealthiest and most influential in Singapore and that most of his family, friends and acquaintances are going to label her a scheming gold digger and treat her as such. Aided by her old college roommate, Peik Lin, Rachel does her best to navigate the difficult social situations she finds herself thrown into, while her clueless boyfriend just enjoys being home and showing her off to everyone.
I spent most of September in New York with my best friend Lydia and her family. As the movie adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians didn’t even have a Norwegian release date yet (still doesn’t, as far as I can see), I knew one of the things I wanted to do while there, was go to the cinema to see this lavish rom com, so full of talented and attractive Asian actors. In preparation, I read the book (I always try to read the source material before I see a movie adaptation), but I found it hard going at times. It is rare that the film is better than the book, but in this case, the answer to “Was the book better?” is a resounding NO.
Full review on my blog.