Rich in emotional honesty and equal parts funny/moving, The Big Sick successfully infuses the traditional rom-com formula with a modern sensibility.
Kumail Nanjiani (playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself) is a Pakistani-American currently making his living as an Uber driver in modern Chicago by day, a wannabe professional standup comedian at night. Despite his family’s best efforts to get Kumail to agree to an arranged marriage to a Pakistani-American woman, Kumail instead winds up falling for Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan), a white American grad student. Kumail thus attempts to keep things simple by just not telling his parents about Emily – in the process inadvertently making things more complicated for the couple, in spite of their obvious strong feelings for one another.
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