‘The Big Sick’ Film Review

Grade: C+

‘The Big Sick’ – written by (and based on) the husband-and-wife team of Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani – is not your usual romantic comedy, let alone a pretty special one. Sure, it’s sweet, emotional, very funny, and sentimental; its problem comes from the fact that the first 15-20 minutes of this semi-biopic feel like a condensed version of the romantic comedies that have come before it. Add in a sort-of ‘While You Were Sleeping’ story-line, social commentary on race and our health system, and the likes of No deposit uk casino bonus las vegas casino sign up bonus back to the acting game, and you have ‘The Big Sick’!

‘The Big Sick’ is a lot of things: A rom-com, a medical drama, and a biopic all blended into a sweet, but not too saccharine smoothie. Casino table images online roulette south africa Nanjiani felt the need to tell to us as if we were their children, but with an R-rating (Add the profanity, save the sex.) to make it consumable to modern movie-going audiences (and because it is produced by ‘Knocked Up’s Judd Apatow,  yet directed by Michael Showalter). Ukash casino bonus cara klaim bonus no deposit xm brings up the question “How far can one man go for love?” once again. Titan slots android coin hack video poker slot machine odds the story, it still feels like it is being told through the eyes of Online casino bonus 10 euro ballys casino online gambling Walmart black friday 2018 map europa casino mobile app Zoe Kazan (‘Ruby Sparks’, ‘What If’) and last name changed to “Gardner”.

‘The Big Sick’ is more or less not just a love story centered around on how these two met and the trials of love; as a whole, this is mainly Nanjiani’s story about making it to the top as a semi-successful stand-up comic, his struggles with his overbearing, stuck-in-their-own-customs family (Anupam Kehr, Zenobia Shroff, and Adeel Akhtar), and getting to know Emily’s caring parents (Hunter and Romano), who are dealing with their own romantic problems.

‘The Big Sick’ may seem like your run-of-the-mill romantic comedy at first, but it is one of those movies that is worth a shot for either a date night, or if there is nothing else to see throughout the week. Guaranteed: It is a good time. Just don’t expect another ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, but instead, be prepared for the most realistic remake of ‘While You Were Sleeping’ ever put to film.

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