Th Big Sick (Michael Showalter – 2017) A

This is a romantic comedy that really is the best of the genre. It’s a sweet real-life story how comedian Kumail Nanjiani met his girlfriend Emily. As the name suggests there is an actual sickness that is the catalyst for most of the story but it is more than just a love story with one of the pair falling ill. It’s very funny and deals with culture clashing as another major topic. The interactions of Kumail with Emily’s parents (played so damn well by Holly Hunter and Ray Romano)  are absolutely perfect and are my favorite scenes in the film. This is not to lessen how much the rest of the movie works from the relationship between the couple to Kumail and his parents and his friends at the comedy club. This is available on Amazon Prime now for streaming so it is easy to watch. Go for it.

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