97% of critics love the film.
The movie’s so good… in part because of the degree to which it considers marriage not just as a relationship between two people but between two families.
Already, The Big Sick is scoring points on familiar rom-com territory, so when it suddenly morphs into a completely different film — a bracingly sophisticated one — you’ll want to cry with happiness. (The real tears will come soon enough.)
Infused with honesty and authenticity, Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser is an instantly winning heart-stealer and a superbly well-timed story of culture clash that resolves into a lovely tale of mutual understanding and acceptance.
Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon mine their personal history for laughs, heartache, and hard-earned insight in The Big Sick, a film that’s by turns romantic, rueful, and hilarious.
A deserved leading man turn for Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani.
Nanjiani and Showalter imbue the film with so much more character-based truth than we usually see from the genre. It’s the best romantic comedy in years.
It is nice to finally see a romantic comedy that isn’t afraid to tackle dark subject matters in a mature way.
Thanks to Nanjiani and Gordon’s script-equally funny, frank, and frightening-The Big Sick emerges as an unshakeable comedy made by, and for, a generation rediscovering what intimacy means.
Each of the characters here, presumably because they are rooted in truth, is given room to breathe and shows an ability to be changed by circumstance.
It’s the best kind of romantic comedy, small in scope but vast in impact, and a reminder of just how great the genre can be when we give it the chance.
This isn’t a *bad* movie per se, but it is an extremely frustrating one that left me longing for the days when rom-coms weren’t structured like The Return Of The King.
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