‘The Big Sick’ Is The Best Rom-Com Of The Year (So Far) | Film Review


The Big Sick is a 2017 romantic comedy starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, and Adeel Akhtar. It is directed by Michael Showalter (known for writing the script for Hello, My Name Is Doris and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp). A synopsis for this film via IMDb reads: “A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows”.


I would like to start off by saying that this is by far the best and the most interesting romantic comedy of the year so far.


It focuses on multiple subjects of interest: an impossible and quite complicated relationship between a white woman and a Pakistani man, arranged marriage, religion, and cultural differences. I really enjoyed this movie because it treated these topics with humor.


The Big Sick has comedy, drama, romance, and the acting was top class. I’ve always enjoyed Kazan in her films, but the hat should go off for Nanjiani this time. He was terrific as the Uber driver/stand-up comedian looking for love and should be featured in more films. The chemistry between Kazan and Nanjiani is undeniable; they were certainly the right choice. Romano also made a good impression on me, with his honest acting.


It doesn’t happen very often to me, but I didn’t sense time going by during the film, nor did I check my watch during the performance (that’s pretty huge for me!). The movie could have lasted forever, quite frankly!


If I were to rate The Big Sick, I would give it a 9 out of 10.


The Big Sick is out in cinemas everywhere now, and here’s a preview of what to expect:




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