The Big Sick (15)
28 July 2017 - 24 August 2017
Cinema 1 / Cinema 2 / Cinema 3
Quite probably the best rom-com to feature a man, a woman and a coma since While You Were Sleeping, this fresh-faced, sweet film – adapted from real life – tells the story of how Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) met his wife, Emily V Gordon.
After quickly falling in love, stand-up comedian Kumail (Nanjiani) and student Emily (Zoe Kazan)
come to a crossroads when they both realise that to be together, Kumail
must defy his family, who are desperate for him to enter into an
arranged marriage and keep family tradition alive.
breaks up and yet, when Emily falls unexpectedly and seriously ill,
Kumail cannot keep away. Making cautious amends with her parents, Beth (Holly Hunter) and Terry (Ray Romano), Kumail reaches an understanding about how to square the different aspects of his identity.
Funny, thoughtful and with terrific performances all round, especially from Hunter and Romano, The Big Sick is a paean to family and finding your own way.
US 2017 Dir Michael Showalter 120 min