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Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Poster

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Astrid Young Teo: It was never my job to make you feel like a man. I can't make you something you're not.

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Rachel Chu: Thanks for meeting me here.

[Eleanor eyes the other two women at the mahjong table]

Rachel Chu: Don't worry about them. They're half-deaf and they only speak Hokkien.

[Long pause as Eleanor reluctantly settles into her seat]

Rachel Chu: My mom taught me how to play. She told me mahjong would teach me important life skills: Negotiation. Strategy. Cooperation.

Eleanor Young: You asked me here, I assume it's not for a mahjong lesson.

[Shows her tiles]

Eleanor Young: Pong.

[Snidely remarks]

Eleanor Young: My mother taught me too.

Rachel Chu: I know Nick told you the truth about my mom, but you didn't like me the second I got here. Why is that?

Eleanor Young: There is a Hokkien phrase 'kaki lang'. It means: our own kind of people, and you're not our own kind.

Rachel Chu: Because I'm not rich? Because I didn't go to a British boarding school, or wasn't born into a wealthy family?

Eleanor Young: You're a foreigner. American - and all Americans think about is their own happiness.

Rachel Chu: Don't you want Nick to be happy?

Eleanor Young: It's an illusion. We understand how to build things that last. Something you know nothing about.

Rachel Chu: You don't know me.

Eleanor Young: I know you're not what Nick needs.

Rachel Chu: [pauses] Well he proposed to me yesterday.

[pauses]

Rachel Chu: He said he'd walk away from his family and from you for good.

[pauses]

Rachel Chu: Don't worry, I turned him down.

Eleanor Young: [sighs] Only a fool folds a winning hand.

Rachel Chu: Mm no. There's no winning. You made sure of that. 'Cause if Nick chose me, he would lose his family. And if he chose his family, he might spend the rest of his life resenting you.

Eleanor Young: [after a long pause] So you chose for him...

Rachel Chu: I'm not leaving because I'm scared, or because I think I'm not enough - because maybe for the first time in my life, I know I am.

[Choking back tears]

Rachel Chu: I just love Nick so much, I don't want him to lose his mom again. So I just wanted you to know: that one day - when he marries another lucky girl who is enough for you, and you're playing with your grandkids while the Tan Hua's are blooming, and the birds are chirping - that it was because of me: a poor, raised by a single mother, low class, immigrant nobody.

[Shows her tiles. Gets up. Walks to her mom who then turns around and gives Auntie Eleanor the silent death glare]

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Astrid Young Teo: God forbid we lose the ancient Chinese tradition of guilting your children.

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Wye Mun Goh: Let me get this straight. You both went to the same school. Yet someone came back with a degree that's useful, and the other one came back as Asian Ellen.

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Rachel Chu: I can't believe this airport has a butterfly garden and a movie theatre. JFK is just salmonella and despair.

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Peik Lin Goh: Chinese sons think their moms fart Chanel No. 5.

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Rachel Chu: I'm so Chinese. I'm an econ professor that's lactose intolerant.

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Oliver T'sien: It's about time somebody stood up to Auntie Eleanor. But you, not me, oh god. She can't ever know I was here.

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Eleanor Young: Is this a church? Or a paddy field?

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Peik Lin Goh: You kind of look like a slutty Ebola virus.

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Felicity Young: You can explore hell, you dog turd.

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Oliver T'sien: Your skin is so dry it's hurting my face.

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Eddie Cheng: If you'd worn the gown, we would have been on American Vogue!

Fiona Cheng: You can wear the gown to hell, Eddie.

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Peik Lin Goh: [to Rachel] She just think you're some like unrefined banana. Yellow on the outside, and white on the inside.

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Peik Lin Goh: They're so posh and snobby, it's snoshy!

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[Served with extravagant dinner portions at the family table, Rachel is eating rather modestly at Peik Lin Goh's parents house]

Neenah Goh: Don't stand on ceremony, Rachel. This is simple food, lah.

Wye Mun Goh: Ha, cha-cha-cha. Dooon't beeee shyyyy!

[hands Rachel a giant platter of food]

Wye Mun Goh: You're not a model.

[laughs playfully]

Rachel Chu: I am definitely not.

Wye Mun Goh: No, you're not! Not at all, you're far from it.

Rachel Chu: [laughs nervously] I know.

Wye Mun Goh: And make sure ya eat it all cuz I'm watching you.

Rachel Chu: Okay, thank you.

Goh Twin Girl #1Goh Twin Girl #2: [in unison] Apa, can we go trampoline?

Wye Mun Goh: Uh, you haven't finished your nuggets yet, sweetie. Okay, there's a lotta children starving in America. Right? I mean, take a look at her.

[pointing tactlessly at Rachel]

Wye Mun Goh: She's American! Huh? Really skinny. You wanna look like THAT?

Goh Twin Girl #1Goh Twin Girl #2: [in unison] Nooooo!

Wye Mun Goh: THEN EAT YOUR NUGGETS!

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Eleanor Young: I think we should return to the word of God.

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Alix Young: Look! They are in full bloom!

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