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The Big Sick
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This acclaimed comedy is based on the real-life relationship and culture clash between comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his future wife, Emily Gordon. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail has to force himself to face her feisty parents, temper his family's expectations, and follow his heart.
From acclaimed producer Judd Apatow (BRIDESMAIDS, TRAINWRECK) comes the film critics are calling ''the funniest date movie of 2017!'' (ROLLING STONE) --Lionsgate
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One of the best things about The Big Sick is that the characters come across as very real people in some very subtle ways. Kumail wants to be a stand-up comic, but at the beginning of the film he's not all that good at it, and his attempt at a one-man play is even worse. He really comes across as someone who has a dream but is a long way from realizing it. By the end of the film though, we can see that he's improving, making more meaningful (and funny) jokes in his stand-up routine and polishing his play to make it more accessible. Emily is a therapist but not that good at handling her own relationship conflicts. Emily's mom can barely stand the sight of Kumail even when he's being helpful. Her dad is more accepting but rather inept at expressing his thoughts and even worse at telling a joke. Kumail's parents are domineering and rigid and only want their son to be what _they_ want him to be, blinding themselves to any other possibilities. They're all very human, flawed but all the more believable because of their flaws. And all of them change before the film ends, not quickly and not without struggle, but at least in enough ways to make you feel optimistic about their future.
Highly, highly recommended.
This is a love story about interracial couple in which the leading character is so westernized that he is more American than he is Pakistani. He is trying living his life to fulfill his American dream without offending his family's Pakistani traditions, culture, or religion. His girlfriend is a American instead of a Pakistani that his family wants him to arrange for him to marry. This is a wonderful story shows his struggles to keep his love for her when she goes into a coma and how he overcame. Highly Recommended!
Couple of comments: this is the latest movie from director Michael Showalter, who just last year gave us the excellent "Hello, My Name is Doris". But truth be told, this movie is more about the writers, Kumail Nanjiani (who stars as himself) and Emily Gordon (played by Zoe Kazan). If you've seen the trailer (which was hard to escape in recent weeks), the movie plays out EXACTLY as advertised. I am not spoiling anything (check the movie's title) when I say that Emily incurs a major medical scare, and it provides plenty of opportunity for extended interaction between Emily's parents (played by Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) and Kumail, "Loving someone so much sucks", pines Emily's dad as they deal with EMily's situation. A surprisingly sizeable portion of the movie is devoted to exploring the huge cultural differences facing Pakistanis living in the US, and the ensuing family pressure on Pakistanis to do things the "right" (Pakistani) way. The movie is a bit too long for its own good, and sharper editing could've easily trimmed the running time by about 15 min. without losing anything essential from the flow of the movie. But in the end it's a minor quibble, as "The Big Sick" is a sweet love story that will tug at your heart.
"The Big Sick" opened this weekend at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati on, not one, but two screens, a rarity. The Friday evening screening where I saw this at was PACKED to the rafters, I am happy to day (of course, anything less would've been disappointing, as that was the movie's opening night). If you are in the mood for a nice love story with good comedy undercurrents, I'd readily suggest you check out "The Big Sick", be it in the theater, on Amazon Instant Video, or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray.
It is funny and heartwarming, yet heartbreaking. It manages to send you on a roller coaster of emotions but does it in a way that is so perfect that you're never left staying in one place for too long.
Because of it's basis on a real-life story, it has a lot of reality in it. It's not a perfect, guy meets girl, guy screws up, guy holds boombox outside and girl falls in love with him kinda thing. Yes, they fall in love... and yes, he does screw up, but it is so much more than that.
Do yourself a favor and watch this film! I promise, you won't regret it!
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