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The Big Sick (2017)

The Big Sick (2017)



Kumail Nanjiani
Zoe Kazan
Holly Hunter
Ray Romano

Directed by Michael Showalter

Everyone likes a good Romantic Comedy, problem is many of the Romantic Comedies are just cheesy and full of clichés. This has made it hard to find one that fills the fun with a romantic atmosphere suitable for it to be categorized as a most watch, The Big Sick is a most watch.

Like classic Romantic Comedies you are behind the couple waiting for them to finally get that break and be happily ever after. The Big Sick on its path to happily ever after drops a bomb on you as you watch and you are left still believing it will work out (with your fingers crossed), but not knowing how.
Loosely based on the real-life romance between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, this movie starts with the introduction of the Kumail Nanjiani as himself struggling to make it as a standup comic. In other to pay the bills he is also an Uber driver on the side.

Kumail’s life took a big turn on a day when someone in the audience yelled a WHOOP! He approached her and introduced himself, her name was Emily Gardner (based on Emily V. Gordon and played by Zoe Kazan). their romance started that day. As their relationship grew Emily went on opening up about her life to Kumail with the hope of building a relationship on trust. Kumail on the other hand had some issues he was afraid to share with her. He is Pakistani and his mother wants him to marry Pakistani, with that focus in mind she has been trying to arrange a marriage for her son.
Kumail is aware that if he tells his family that he is in a relationship with a white woman they will ghost him out of the family and for the fear of losing his family he kept that part of his life a secret from Emily.

Like all good movies go, those two parts of his life collide which caused a rift in both relationships, but another big bomb came his way courtesy of Emily and it is something both did not expect or could have imagined.
Kumail is left struggling, scared and unable to know what lays ahead for him and his relationship with Emily and his family.

This movie was a massive success both critically and commercially and there is no doubt in my mind that if you watch this movie, you too will agree that it is a most watch.


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