The Big Sick


Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani tells the story of how he met his now wife and that time he spent weeks getting to know his future parents in law while now wife was in a coma. Needless to say, The Big Sick isn’t a hoot. It’s definitely not the kooky Meet the Parents, but that’s fine. This actually is the third time Judd Apatow has produced a story about a stand up comic going through a difficult period in his personal life, with Funny People and HBO’s Crashing coming before it. Like the two predecessors, the stand up jokes don’t really translate to the screen but the emotional beats make up for it well enough. Full disclosure, I was way more invested in the relationships of the two sets of supporting parents in this film than I was in the primary relationship. Holly Hunter and Ray Romano in particular are just wonderful.  Grade: B-

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