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The big Sick

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Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Wide screen.
Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano.
Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.
DVD, wide screen; 5.1 Dolby digital.


heartwarming submitted by LVDS on June 29, 2018, 8:11am Ok, I agree with my hubby, it's a chick flick, and a sweet one. Looks at the reality of cultural family expectations....versus the heart issues of love & marriage. And in our one night hook-up culture...what does commitment look like when life cannot be taken for granted.

Romantic Comedy Innovation submitted by Meginator on July 1, 2018, 9:53pm I am amazed, and delighted, that in 2018 someone can make a romantic comedy that feels true to the genre and yet brings something entirely new to the table. This is a smart rom-com that stays true to the genre’s roots and fundamental characteristics while feeling original and modern and avoiding most of the genre’s usual traps. The characters are immediately lovable and believably flawed as they struggle with emotional setbacks and serious issues that carry deep weight. The lead actors have excellent, convincing chemistry and bring nuance to their characters; they leap off of the screen and truly feel like people you could encounter in real life. The story’s basis in reality certainly doesn't hurt. The film has a ton of heart and a keen sense of humor that is surprisingly bleak at times, and the result is a story, and a couple, that viewers are immediately and completely invested in for the course of the film. The Big Sick is a welcome evolution in a usually predictable genre and fully deserves its many praises.

funny! submitted by kbahleda on July 3, 2018, 6:38pm This story was funny and not at all what I expected when I checked it out. These people feel real and you can really relate to them.

I liked it! submitted by Xris on August 14, 2018, 1:27am I think it is great that the real Emily was a writer for this movie, (and that she's the only one allowed to call it a rom-coma.) I know that some of it was dramatized, but I liked the portrayal of a regular Muslim family. And the window into comedy was also well done. Great movie!

Lovely submitted by lstorc on August 30, 2018, 9:17pm The Big Sick is a lovely true story about love. It is hilarious and intelligent. Strong recommendation

The Big Sick submitted by Varshini on July 26, 2019, 10:59am Really interesting how this movie is based on a true story. I think this was a nice rom-com.

A True-ish Story submitted by caburr47 on June 29, 2020, 10:08pm I am so glad that Emily Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani chose to share their love story. It is unique and unconventional but so is life, and particularly their story. Wonderful film with depth and a perfect balance of comedy and real life drama.

Based on a True Story submitted by majean on June 12, 2021, 6:28pm I loved the interesting twist on a romantic comedy. It takes a pretty serious right turn, but I knew that going in, so I didn't find it jarring. It was especially interesting to me that it is based on a true story.

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[United States] : Amazon Studios, [2017]
Year Published: 2017
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Format: DVD

Apatow, Judd, 1967-
Gordon, Emily V.,
Showalter, Michael, 1970-
Nanjiani, Kumail,
Kazan, Zoe, 1983-
Hunter, Holly, 1958-
Romano, Ray,
Elevation Pictures,
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm),
Amazon Studios,

Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Comedians -- Drama.
Comedy films.
Feature films.