The Big Sick

Posted on July 16, 2017


The Big Sick – I almost didn’t see this because of the name. So glad I did, one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. It’s different and so funny and so cool. Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) is a Pakistani Muslim although he never prays, and he’s a stand up comedian. His parents (Anupam Kher and Zenobia Shroff) gave him an American education but want him to marry a nice girl of their choosing. Instead he meets Emily (Zoe Kazan). Their attraction is immediate and a quick roll-in-the-hay turns into the real deal. They make each other laugh.

Emily’s parents, Terry and Beth Gardner from North Carolina, are played by Ray Romano and Holly Hunter. Holly gets a couple of scenes where she goes a little crazy.   Based on a real life story, it is Judd Apatow’s very best.