The Big Sick: An Amazon Prime Movie Review

February 7, 2018

👍👍👍👍out of 4👍

The Big Sick is based on an actual-true-life love story and can I just say, why oh why did I not see this in the movies?!?! I am ALWAYS late on these things. For example, Silver Linings Playbook, yeah I didn't see that movie until after it had been nominated for a bunch of oscars and I cried out of pure happiness after my hubby and I saw it!  Don't you love movies with heart?  I have always believed in the power of love and I love a good true-life love story.  The Big Sick delivers!

This is a story about Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and American graduate student, Emily Gardner (they co-wrote the script).  They meet and are quickly drawn to one another and without  realizing it, they fall in love.  Kumail's strict muslim family would disown him if he married a non-muslim American and he succumbs to the pressure and breaks Emily's heart in a terrifically, honest and heart wrenching scene.  Soon after their break-up, Kumail is contacted by Emily's friend and told she was in the hospital and he should get over there until her parents can come be with her.  Kumail goes.  Emily's life is threatened by an unknown virus and being the only person in the hospital he is asked to sign off on what the doctor's believe is the only chance to fight the virus and save Emily's life; a medically induced coma.   Enter Emily's parents played by Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, I will leave it there.

The cast is absolutely magical.  They lend a real human touch to some insanely serious themes.  The takeaway?  People in love aren't perfect and that is ok.  This movie gives us all hope to strive to be better for the people we love; you know "grow in love".  Oh and did I mention this film is FUNNY? Yeah it had me in stitches from the very beginning.  Kumail playing Kumail was amazing. 😍

Looking for something to see this pre Valentine's Day weekend, check out The Big Sick, free with your Amazon Prime subscription.  I mean it will have you smiling from ear to ear. I promise.

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