Comic actor Kumail Nanjiani plays a struggling stand-up comic (and UBER driver) in Chicago. He meets Zoe Kazan after one of his comedy shows and their relationship begins. But, of course, Life intrudes. Zoe gets sick…really really sick. Kumail has to sign a document that allows the doctors to put Zoe in a medically induced coma.

Yes, I know this doesn’t sound funny, but Zoe’s parents show up: Holly Hunter and Ray Romano. Kumail and Zoe’s parents “bond” because of the crisis. This isn’t your usual romantic comedy. Diane and I enjoyed The Big Sick and you would, too. Clever, funny, and heart-felt. GRADE: B+

11 thoughts on “THE BIG SICK

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    Jackie often prefers these small indie movies to the big blockbusters, so I’m sure we’ll see it. It just shows how out of it I am that I’d never even heard of – let alone seen – Kumail Nanjiani before.

    1. mary mason

      I first say him in the show (Breckin & Meyer) with mark-paul gossler he was an asst to them who was agoraphobic.

      I’ve heard so many good things about this I really want to see it

      sorry for late response, just back from family reunion in KS

  2. Beth Fedyn

    I’m looking forward to this one.
    Anticipated guilty pleasures of Snatched and Rough Night have breezed thru the local theaters and I’ve missed them.


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