Friday, July 14, 2017

The Big Sick: Monday, July 10 2017

The Big Sick is an American romantic comedy. It is also the real life story of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Together, they wrote the screen play. It is directed by Michael Showalter.

Kumail plays the male lead role, and Emily is played by Zoe Kazan. Apparently, Emily is a writer, but not an actor. Emily's mother is played by Holly Hunter, who is best known for her role as the Scottish mute woman in The Piano. Emily's father is played by Ray Romano, who is best know for his role as Raymond in Everyone Loves Raymond. The couple who play Kumail's parents are very attractive, and the young woman they produced as a prospective wife for Kumail, were all gorgeous. With such experienced professionals making the film, it is well-crafted. The music is upbeat, and the cinematography is colourful. I guess its strange name comes from the illness that struck Emily.

The Big Sick is enjoyable. It hits all the right spots. Ir's about romantic love between a couple who surmount all obstacles to be together. The largest difficultly they overcome is the fact that Kumail is an immigrant from Pakistan, whose parents want him to remain a Muslim and agree to an arranged marriage. He asks his parents why they brought him to the States, then expect him to see life as they do, within the Pakistan Muslim worldview. In the end, love conquers all, and the couple end up together. Over and above being highly entertaining, the film is intelligent, and making so many points about the problems facing people from a different culture immigrating to North America.

Brilliant and courageous, I hope this film appears in the Oscars!

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