The Big Sick

The Big Sick

30 Jun, 2017
2 hrs 04 mins
941 votes
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The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his stand-up sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

Then Emily is beset with a mystery illness forcing Kumailto navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
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Verdict: Grab the first chance to go watch The Big Sick. After being screened at various film festivals and gaining much love from the critics and audience alike, The Big Sick is all set to release this, albeit in a limited fashion. We have Kumail Nanjiani playing the lead - Kumail - a young man []... ...Read full review
Since this is a review about an overwhelmingly honest film, here`s a confession: growing up, all white actors looked alike to us. No, not the ones we knew already, of course, the famous and the familiar, but the rest. They were an interchangeable lineup of blondes and brunettes, light-eyed people hard to tell apart till they did something worth remembering. This, as you may imagine, made the opening act of many an ensemble-heavy movie significantly hard to follow, but follow we still did, gulping down whatever scraps of American pop culture belatedly found their way to our screens and our videocassette players. ...Read full review
Who would have thought Dinesh from Silicon Valley would go on to write and star in one of the best films of the year? The Big Sick is effortlessly charming, delicately hilarious, emotional without being cheesy and relatable in so many ways its a very easy recco as the film to watch in theaters this week. ...Read full review
If youre a comic keen to express, in great detail, the many difficulties of your everyday life on screen, then congrats Hollywood wants to hear your story, even if a mass audience often doesnt. The critical success of Louie has led to shows from Tig Notaro, Marc Maron, Pete Holmes, Cameron Esposito, Maria Bamford and Aziz Ansari, all riffing on versions of themselves with mixed, and sometimes under-seen, results. Its become a strangely overpopulated sub-genre of late, and a feature-length film based on the early days of standup-turned-sitcom star Kumail Nanjiani arrives at a time when it feels as necessary as another superhero reboot. ...Read full review
"Write what you know!" It`s the first bit of advice not to mention, the most common refrain that budding novelists and screenwriters will hear from experts, mentors, and just about anyone who`s caught them contemplating a blank computer screen. It`s a tip that Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon took very seriously when they sat down to write their first film. ...Read full review

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