The Big Sick
First screened in June 2017
Director: Michael Showalter. Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Kurt Braunohler, Bo Burnham, Aidy Bryant, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Shenaz Treasurywala, David Alan Grier, Jeremy Shamos, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Vella Lovell. Screenplay: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

Twitter Capsule: I definitely laughed. I wish it felt tighter, though loose ends and mess are part of what I enjoy in these movies.

VOR:   Hardly innovative, but story of acute health emergencies that can strike anybody is oddly current, as is rare casting of Pakistani romantic lead.

Photo © 2017 Amazon Studios/FilmNation Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Original Screenplay: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Other Awards:
Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Screenplay

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