Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
Rachel Chu, an American-born Chinese NYU professor, travels to her boyfriend, Nick to his hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick's family is wealthy, and he's considered the most eligible bachelor in Asia. Every single woman is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.Written by
Netflix wanted to produce the film and offered a much bigger budget, but Kevin Kwan deliberately turned down the offer in favor of a modest $30-million budget from Warner Bros. This was done to send a message that Asian-American studio movies are commercially viable. See more »
In the very last last scene where Rachel and Nick are celebrating their engagement with friends and family at the top of the Sands hotel, TA Curtis is briefly seen in the crowd as one of the party attendees. Given that he is supposed to be Rachel's colleague at NYU and the party occurred with little notice, his appearance is odd. See more »
Peik Lin Goh:
Rachel, these people aren't just rich, okay. They're crazy rich. Look, there's new money all over Asia. We got the Beijing Billionaires, the Taiwan Tycoons. But the Young family, they're old money rich. They had money when they left China in the 1800s. And they went all the way down here. Not there. Here. They came to Singapore when there was nothing but jungle and pig farmers. There was a snake here, eating an apple. You know what I mean? And they built all of this. Now, they're the landlords ...
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There's a mid-credit scene in which Astrid exchanges glances with a man. See more »
In Australia, the film was passed uncut with an M rating for coarse language. The filmmakers then opted to reduce the language in the film in order to obtain a PG classification. See more »