THE BIG SICK
Rated R, 119 minutes
You are in for a treat if you liked WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. That was director Rob Reiner’s 1989 film classic, written by Nora Ephron (and starring Billy Crystal). You will absolutely love this very clever and extremely well written romantic comedy. Yes, there is romance and yes, finally — we have a comedy that is really laugh out loud funny.
The star of THE BIG SICK is Kumail Nanjiani, the star of “Silicon Valley”. He and his wife Emily V. Gordon co-wrote the true story of an interracial Pakistani-American relationship. Emily is played in the film by Zoe Kazan. What a star making role. Oscar winner Holly Hunter and Emmy champion Ray Romano are absolutely perfect in this movie. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter, who himself is a noted comedian.
Last week THE BIG SICK opened with limited release in New York and Los Angeles. With rave reviews and strong box office, this film is already an Oscar contender. What is “strong box office”? Playing to sell-out crowds on just five screens, THE BIG SICK took in $435,000. That translates into a per screen average of $87,000 — which is the best to-date opening this year! Put this movie at the top of your list.