Last week I went to the red carpet premiere for The Big Sick movie with Kumail Nanjaniani. If I’m being completely honest I knew nothing about this movie before I saw it. Since I love movies I never say no to going to a premiere if I’m available which means it doesn’t even matter to me most of the time what the movie is. All I knew about the movie was that it was a true story. It was a wonderful surprise for me how much I ended up enjoying The Big Sick.
There are three reasons why I recommend this movie:
- It will make you laugh
The movie is based on the true story of Kumail and his wife Emily. Moments of the movie reminded me of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Even though there are some emotional scenes in the movie this is still a great option if you are looking for a movie that will entertain you and make you laugh. At one point I thought a man in my row was going to fall out of his seat from laughing so hard.
- It will touch your heart
This movie can take you on a bit of an emotional roller coaster. You will go from laughing to having all the feels.
- It can give you new perspective
One of the best things that a movie can do is provide you with a new perspective on something. The Big Sick gave me a different perspective on a few different topics which my friend and I had a great time discussing after the movie was over. Hopefully, the movie will provide you with a few takeaways as well.
I applaud Kumail and his wife Emily for being brave enough to put their story on paper and share it with the world. It is intimidating to be vulnerable but they have done such a great job of turning hard moments into great entertainment. Not only is the story interesting but the cast in The Big Sick is what really makes this movie. Ray Romano and Holly Hunter are both so strong in their roles. Honestly, this isn’t going to be one of the big blockbuster hits of the summer or even one of my favorite movies of the year. However, I did enjoy it and recommend it for a day when you want to go to the movies to escape the heat but don’t have a movie in mind to see.