The Big Sick – movie review

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The Big Sick tells the story of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily, how they met and fell in love. Kumail is a budding stand-up comedian when he meets Emily. They start dating and everything is going well but Kumail is Pakistani and his family want him to marry a Pakistani girl. Eventually the cultural divide gets to much and so they split.

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Then Emily gets sick and is put into a medically induced coma. Kumail can’t keep away, and is dealing with his career as a comedian, Emily’s illness and his family and their beliefs.

Described as an awkward true story, it is really endearing. Kumail who plays himself in the movie brings the right mix of funny and cute but also real. You are definitely rooting for Kumail and Emily throughout the movie.

The real Emily is a co-writer on the movie and makes a cameo at the comedy club at the end of the movie.  This movie is definitely bring the comedy and there is romance. But is also brings a realness to romance. Could this be a start of a new type of romcom?

The Big Sick is out in cinemas now, check it out

Bex xx



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