Absolutely loved ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ at our local cinema this afternoon: a full-on, deliciously produced and performed rom-com in the stratospherically bitchy world of ethnically Chinese multi-billionaires with cut-glass Oxbridge accents when speaking English.
And guess what? The handsome young heir to the Singapore-based family fortune wants to marry a delightful but ordinary New York gal (well, not that ordinary – she’s a brilliant university economics teacher), but his hard-faced mother and grandmother ruthlessly try to scupper the match.
An old theme cleverly updated with some stunning over-the-top party scenes. And the moral of this story is: never try to outwit a woman who’s a genius at poker, mahjong and game theory.