With the surplus of romantic comedies being released to audiences every year it takes a lot of variables for one to stand above the rest.
Synopsis: Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup 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. (Lionsgate)
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Holly Hunter
Writers: Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Director: Michael Showalter
Rating: 14A (Canada)/R (United States)
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Instead of the typical written reviews, I post videos of my reviews on my YouTube channel The Film Fanatic where we also post countdown videos, movie recommendations, script analyses and rewrites.
In each review we look at the spoiler-free likes and dislikes, analyze some spoiler-heavy thoughts and then give a final word and rating on the film.
Here is the review for The Big Sick:
Overall, The Big Sick is an equally funny and emotional romantic comedy set in the real world where cliches don’t dictate life. With gripping performances by its cast, this film is the big cure the rom-com genre needed.