10 Ways The Crazy Rich Asians Movie Is Different From The Book

Warning: Spoilers for Crazy Rich Asians abound.
So, you watched Crazy Rich Asians over the weekend and are now itching to know what comes next. Luckily, you don't have to wait for a movie sequel to find out what happens in the story of Nicholas Young (Henry Golding) and Rachel Chu (Constance Wu). Kevin Kwan's trilogy of novels contains all the twists you could hope for, and then some. Once you start the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, though, you may want to cancel your weekend plans — the books are that compelling.
That said, the Crazy Rich Asians movie isn't a direct copy of the book. While the movie stayed true to the book's main beats (A jaguar-like potential mother in law! A Cinderella story!), the movie deviated from Kwan's original story in some significant ways. For example, there's no iconic mahjong scene in the book, but there is a lot more Astrid.
Here's every major way the movie differs from the book.

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