Monday, January 22, 2018

The Big Sick

Sunday night at Sea Ranch, Sharon and Marlene spent some time looking through the newest movies available on the AppleTV for something to watch. They ended up choosing The Big Sick. The film was chosen by American Film Institute as one of the top 10 films of 2017.

The Big Sick is a 2017 American romantic comedy film directed by Michael Showalter and written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani. It stars Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar, and Anupam Kher. Loosely based on the real-life romance between Nanjiani and Gordon, it follows an interracial couple who must deal with cultural differences after Emily (played by Kazan in the film) becomes ill.

The Big Sick is a watchable, entertaining film. Although Holly Hunter's performance was on a lot of lists for a possible Best Support Actress nomination, she didn't receive one. It didn't seem like she was on the screen enough to receive a nomination. The film did receive an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.

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