Movie review: The Big Sick

“The Big Sick is a funny film about serious stuff, reminding us that deep love is serious stuff, indeed. Kumail loves his family and respects their Muslim and cultural traditions, but also wants to find his own way. In a clever side plot, Kumail is mounting a one-man show in which he uses humor to explain Pakistan to a white audience. Both families are filled with lovable people who care about each other. The diverse cast includes Pakistani, Indian, and American actors, as well as several well-known comedians. It is sometimes crude and rude, but it is also sweet and endearing. As America continues to struggle with its many cultural divisions, The Big Sick may be just the movie that we need at this time.”

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