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+