The rom-com isn’t dead after all. Super fun, uses the “meet the parents” formula well, and imbues it with new relevance for today’s more diverse viewing audience.
Stereotypes still abound though, in more ways than one. I’m curious to see how we will speak about this film in the next few years. But for now, I’ll celebrate an all Asian cast, and hope that the money this movie made inspires Hollywood to wake up and take more “risks.” Henry Golding is a perfect rom-com front man and an absolute joy in A Simple Favor as well. Looking forward to seeing him soon.