The Big Sick is one of my most eagerly awaited films of the year, having been a big fan of both Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nunjiani for several years (bring back the Indoor Kids!). It absolutely did not disappoint. The film was charming, funny, affecting, and all over just a well crafted romantic comedy.
I don’t want to say too much at all, because it would be easy to comment on the plot that is based on real people and their lives and diminish it. Suffice to say that I recommend everyone to see this picture – with friends, as a date, on your own, however you can.
My lingering thought from this is that I would LOVE to see this same period with Emily as the protagonist and playing herself, someone else playing Kumail, and dealing with the repercussions for her. I doubt we’re going to get, however Emily is a terrific writer (with a book and a number of articles, all of which I recommend). She has written on her experience a couple of times, one of the best I can recommend is A Timeline of One Girl’s Relationship With Her Body.