The Big Sick (2017)
Critic Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent, The Big Sick uses its appealing leads and cross-cultural themes to prove the standard romcom formula still has some fresh angles left to explore.
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It's a joy to watch two "real people" (albeit unusually witty, clever and attractive "real people") fall in and out and back in love. And, it's particularly satisfying that their mothers have so much to do with it.
"The Big Sick" has a big heart and shows there are still corners left to explore in romantic comedies; it just takes someone willing to find them.
Mostly, the movie works for the reason that all the best rom-coms do: you fall in love, a little bit, with Kumail and Emily, and want them to stay together.
Audience Reviews for The Big Sick
If there is something that no one can blame this film from being is predictable, since it always finds ways to surprise us with its maturity and sincerity, benefiting from solid performances and a very fine balance between heart and humor to tell us this real-life story.
Unique film showing a seldom-represented protagonist. Wonderful blend of laughs and drama.
Gutsy is not usually a word used to express romcoms but in this case it works because the story is less about the relationship between the featured couple and more about the relationship between the woman's parents and her estranged boyfriend. They are forced together because of the woman's big sick and Holly Hunter and Ray Romano (not the couple pairing you would've imagined) do so well as the woman's parents. A surprise pleasure from outta nowhere.
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