We’ve been anticipating the film Crazy Rich Asians since Gentry’s own Gerrye Wong brought us a feature story last October on director/filmmaker Jon Chu, a Los Altos Hills native and son of famed Chef Larry Chu of the eponymous Chef Chu’s restaurant. Jon has been making Hollywood hits since graduating from USC, but his latest—the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians—was a story close to his heart. The tale is love story about an American Asian who falls in love with a wealthy young man from Singapore and the hilarity that ensues when their worlds collide. Jon crafted the story with heart and hilarity and audiences world-wide have responded.
Gentry was honored to be part of a small press event at Chef Chu’s where Jon greeted the crowd by saying, “This is so special to me. I grew up here and this is where I had my birthday parties—all the special events in my life. My family taught me the meaning of hard work and it means everything to have them here as part of this journey.” Bravo Jon!