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The director of 'Crazy Rich Asians' had to ignore past failure to make a career-defining movie that hopes to push real Hollywood change

11 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Director Jon M. Chu was looking for a way to stop Hollywood whitewashing when the script for "Crazy Rich Asians" fell in his lap.
But the movie also gave him a chance to prove to audiences that he can do more than make forgettable Hollywood titles like "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and "Jem and the Holograms."
He told Business Insider how the fear of failure drove him to making "Crazy Rich Asians," his most acclaimed movie of his career to date.
Jon M. Chu is the first to admit he's taken a different path than most to becoming a working director in Hollywood.
He was...
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'Crazy Rich Asians' is extravagant, hilarious, and poignant - and you absolutely have to see in theaters to get the full experience

'Crazy Rich Asians' is extravagant, hilarious, and poignant - and you absolutely have to see in theaters to get the full experience

11 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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"Crazy Rich Asians" is an extravagant, hilarious, and poignant examination of Asian American and Asian cultures.
It is a new kind of rom-com for many reasons.
The cast is wonderful, and shows that Constance Wu and Henry Golding can carry a movie with their charm and outstanding talent in both comedy and drama.
Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh are other highlights.
It's a shame that it took decades of filmmaking to get a delightful yet poignant movie like “Crazy Rich Asians” made. It's an incredible, moving, and hilarious film that is just as rich in details and clever social...
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