The Big Sick is directed by Michael Showalter and stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. Co-written by the two - The Big Sick tells the true story of how Nanjiani and wife Emily V. Gordon's relationship only grew fonder as their contrasting ethnic backgrounds surrounded them.
A flawless cultural clash of budding relationships and dynamic individuals. The Big Sick's witty humour and charming storytelling - constantly pushes the envelope of tried rom-com clichés. Its ethnic differences seemingly lead to a story of how the parents of Kumail and Emily overcome racism. However Big Sick is wholeheartedly a story of how beliefs in the modern world challenge contrasting cultures. It pins itself as a story of how characters grow and adapt to the different lives of each other and how it impacts their relationships with one another.
Whether it's about racism or contrasting cultures - the movie never proves itself to be an overly preachy story with a clearly laid out moral. Despite its ghastly turn - as girlfriend Emily develops an infection near the lungs - The Big Sick produces thought through its fizz in dialog and blend of comedy with romance. It is consistent in pushing boundaries of the comedic crowd, there are common race misconceptions and at times addressed, the talented writing of Kumail and Gordon's embraces the offensive remarks and flips them into gut busting gags - controversial yet confident.
The largely emphasised culture clash between Kumail and Emily blossoms into a devoted and contemporary on screen romance that drags previously basic movie romances out of a bygone erie. From each part - the movie sails through, lead by Nanjiani's endearing performance alongside Kazan who's chemistry imidiatley sparks with the cheeky uber driver. Particular standouts being Hunter and Romano - who once again prove to the industry what fine actors the two are.
It's standard premise may wind up as a before done conclusion - however diverts along the way to get there. Beginning to end there's a moment of realisation - The Big Sick marries a story of cultural differences with difficult challenges relationships face.
A movie like no other that connotes to a common route of rom-coms, centralising its characters despite challenging differences. The Big Sick applauds the modern generation and the admirably in vogue views on race and ethnic background. Combined with expectational performances across the board and sprinkled with the perfect combination of heart and humour. The Big Sick is an exemplary piece of cinema - and definitely the year's most hidden gem.
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