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The movie, canada goose outlet in vancouver based on Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, is a romantic comedy about the canada goose outlet website legit drama that ensues when Chinese American Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) travels to Singapore to meet the extremely wealthy extended family of her boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding). Tensions boil in particular between Rachel and Eleanor, Nick’s steely and domineering mother, played by the legendary Michelle Yeoh.

The film is remarkable for how it balances the general with the specific, following the conventions of a fun, splashy, canada goose outlet houston summer romantic comedy while providing nuanced representations of Asians, which have deeply resonated with Asian audiences.

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Another potential Easter egg: When Nick, speaking Mandarin, orders food for Rachel, he discreetly asks for one dish with extra spice. Moments later, the taste of that dish appears to take Rachel by surprise.

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Some scenes feature two major Chinese dialects, Cantonese and Hokkien.

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When Nick’s family and friends canada goose outlet kokemuksia send a flurry of text messages trying to find out information about Rachel, one person writes, “Why are there so many Rachel Chus, lah,” tacking on a Singlish phrase commonly used for emphasis. (They also appear to be using WeChat, a messaging app popular among ethnic Chinese people, both in China and overseas.)

Rachel and Nick’s grand hotel room contains a blue and white ceramic vase that bears the Chinese characters for “double happiness,” a phrase often used in wedding canada goose outlet vip decorations. The same characters appear on other objects and ornaments throughout the film.

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Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of the correct forms of address, like when Rachel is unsure what exactly canada goose outlet uk to call Eleanor: Mrs. Young or Auntie.

“I’m still learning the lingo,” she says nervously.

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