Crazy Rich Asians | Episode 13

We loved Crazy Rich Asians and had a great time discussing it and the lessons we learned.    It was a supremely enjoyable more-romance-than-comedy romantic comedy.  Fun and memorable characters played by great actors within a believable fish-out-of-water story makes this a must-see movie.

Lessons Learned from Crazy Rich Asians

Possessions will not make you happy, it’s the other things like family, love and experiences that will.

  • Rich people may buy a ton of expensive items, but the happiness derived from objects is fleeting.

Try the local “delicacies”.

  • That food they all chowed down on in the Singapore street markets sounded and looked so amazing.  That’s it, we’re going one day!

Singapore street food scene in Crazy Rich Asians

Always play to win. Don’t play to lose

  • Playing with scared money and playing to not lose is not a recipe for success.  Rachel Chu (Constance Wu’s character) demonstrated this nicely twice in the beginning with her student and at the end with her future mother-in-law (Michelle Yeoh’s character).

Always be prepared in Singapore for high class events.

  • Peik Lin Goh (Awkwafina’s character) is well prepared with various outfits in the boot of her car.

Awkwafina and Oliver from Crazy Rich AsiansDon’t cheat on your spouse.

  • Yep, Astrid’s (Gemma Chan) husband really screwed up by letting his insecurities ruin their marriage.

If something scares you, just do it and grow from the experience.

  • Rachel grew significantly from dealing with this entire situation.  Sure, she didn’t know what she was getting herself into, but by sticking through it, she’s a 10x stronger person now for it.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

Currently the critics dig on this movie just a little more than the audience, with 93% of critics giving the thumbs-up and 88% of the audience doing so.  Check it out on Rotten Tomatoes.

Dusty has chosen 1987’s Predator as the next movie we’ll learn from.

*Sorry listeners, we switched up the order after we recorded this one.  Top Gun will be coming soon, though.

If you missed it, last week we discussed lessons learned from Blended.