The Big Sick (2017) was an entertaining romantic comedy. After reading the tweet from Kumail Nanjiani – the Pakistani-American and Silicon Valley TV Series fame – I saw this film on Amazon’s Prime Video.
The story should be familiar to the Bollywood audience, it is about family and love. Kumail, who appears as himself, is an upcoming stand-up comedian who falls in love with an American divorcee Emily (Zoe Kazan) – fearing the risk of not getting his parents’ approval, he breaks up with Emily. But destiny has a different plan in store for the couple. Due to an unknown illness, Emily gets critically sick & hospitalized, that’s when Kumail gets close to her parents – played by Ray Romano (I am a fan of his TV Show and Book – Everybody Loves Raymond) & Holly Hunter – and this episode changes profoundly the couple’s relationship.
The film has a simple plot and realistic characters which made it likeable for me.