The Big Sick

The Big Sick

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail connects with grad student Emily after a standup set. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lions Gate Entertainment Inc.,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Mayflower94 Dec 05, 2017

Best romantic comedy I've seen in a long while.

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ilovewhippets
Dec 04, 2017

Enjoyable movie! Humorous! Great acting!
Based on the true story!
Do watch the Bonus!

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therhiannamater
Nov 27, 2017

I absolutely love Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon from their podcast The Indoor Kids and The Nerdist. I was vaguely aware of the harrowing experience Emily had before they were married, but I had no idea it was anything like this. Usually, any sort of health scare movie gets passed up by me since they're just a little too melodramatic. But that's really not what this film is about. I mean, it is. But it's not. What we have here is a beautifully portrayed story about love, modern relationships, and what it takes to make it work. There's sacrifice, pain, (and perhaps slight mental anguish) but that's love. There's a scene where our main character goes on stage for a stand-up comedy routine and ends up going on this rant about what he's going through. It starts out "It's really hard to do stand-up comedy when your girlfriend is in a coma." you laugh, because that's what you do at a comedy show, but the following monologue is so gut-wrenchingly honest and real that it's impossible not to feel moved, especially knowing that that's probably exactly how he felt at the time and we're literally watching him relive the trauma. ANYWAY, this movie is amazing.

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nita22
Nov 22, 2017

I found this movie disappointing. Perhaps because there were so many good reviews.
It starts too slow, and wasn't very funny. I think the main character should have got an actor to play his part, because he can't act. Also, this is third movie/show about an Asian
guy going out with a Western girl against his parents consent. I feel sorry for the Asian girls that are paraded by like prize calves. A lucky escape on their part.

AL_SARAH Nov 16, 2017

I enjoyed this unique romantic comedy because it addressed important cultural and gender issues. I also thought it was charming, humorous and touching.

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alanmccord
Nov 14, 2017

Good little time-waster. Some good names who do a good job.

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susancp61
Nov 07, 2017

Starts out, a little slow, but very entertaining
and educational. Based on a true story.
All the actors are very good.

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miyoch
Oct 31, 2017

I didn't expect too much but It was surprisingly good.

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jimg2000
Oct 28, 2017

The attraction is that the story was loosely based on the writers’ own interracial marriage which is rather common since 1978 when Yoyo Ma and Jill Hornor married, after the 1993 “The Joy Luck Club” film and for sure since Mark Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan in 2012; and hard to imagine the educated Pakistani parents were so hostile in the film. Liked some of the standup materials , mostly ethnic, though they had considerably less bite than Robert De Niro’s 2016 “The Comedian.” Zoe Kazan who also starred “In Your Eyes 2014” was adorable, but Kumail Nanjiani seemed unable to shed his standup mask during those very serious moments in the film. Last, no surprise that the veteran comic Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond 1996–2005) was the best act and had the best lines.

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mckeett
Oct 27, 2017

Lovely movie with many interesting sub-plots.

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jimg2000
Oct 28, 2017

I grew up in Pakistan. And people are always asking me, what was that like? Really not that different from here. I mean, we played cricket, which is just a spicier version of baseball. And we prayed a lot. Well, not a lot. Just five times a day. And we marry someone our parents find for us, arranged marriage, you know? But for me, it was probably that we got episodes of knight rider a little bit later. And by "little bit later," I mean we just got episode two.

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jimg2000
Oct 28, 2017

I was in bed with my girlfriend and I was trying to mansplain to her that, you know, we-we are on one little rock orbiting one star in a galaxy of a billion stars in a universe full of a billion galaxies. You know, so I forgot your birthday. Who gives a shxt? Like, you are cosmically overreacting to this.
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But yelling anything at a comedian is considered heckling. Heckling doesn't have to be negative.
=So, if I, if I yelled out, like, "you're amazing in bed!" That'd be a heckle?
Yeah. It would be an accurate heckle.
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They called me Chashmullee.
-What is that?
It roughly translates to "dweeb."
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We haven't even had sex again yet.
-Yeah, I'm just not that kind of girl. I only have sex once on the first date.
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Oh. I wonder who that could be.
- Yeah.
Let me check.
- I don't know. I'm guessing it's a young, single Pakistani woman who just happened to be driving by our house, which is on a cul-de-sac.

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jimg2000
Oct 28, 2017

I never knew that Pakistan had the world's largest irrigation system.
-Yeah, something like 14 million hectares are being irrigated.
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What's the whole thing with Muslims growing beards, anyway? It's such an arbitrary thing, right? Like, who decided that, oh, we have to have beards.
-Oh. But you'll do... So, there's a billion of us and you're the only one with the truth. Is that right? So, the sun is just shining down on you right now. It's just parting.
You know, I have to tell you something, bhai.
-Here we go. Yeah.
I've been dating this girl.
-Sure.
She's white.
- Oh. I thought you were gonna say you were involved in a hit-and-run or you got caught forging some checks, but a white girl?! … Listen, I understand. You're in America, and you want to mow a few lawns and see what it's like, but eventually you have to marry a Pakistani girl.

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jimg2000
Oct 28, 2017

You know what we call arranged marriage in Pakistan, Emily?
-Marriage.
Okay? We just call it marriage. There's another type of marriage. It's called love marriage and that's bad. My cousin, Rehan, married an Irish woman and he was kicked out of the family. Nobody is allowed to talk to him.
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People say, "Sam... You're gonna love it. This kid, you're gonna have a kid, he's gonna be your best friend." A best friend that-that pukes on you and shxts everywhere and is constantly screaming. I already have friends like that.

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jimg2000
Oct 28, 2017

When I was a kid, piece of chalk and a pavement, and that's your entertainment. Hopscotch. Tic-Tac-toe. Throw the chalk at Jimmy. There you go. Three games right there.
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I want to name my kid void so he won't be able to cash any of his paychecks. "I'm sorry, sir, this says void on it." "But that's my name. Curse you, father!"
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Why did you bring me here if you wanted me to not have an American life? We come here, but we pretend like we're still back there. That's so stupid.
- Don't you talk to your mother like that.
You don't care what I think. You just want me to follow the rules. But the r... the rules don't make sense to me. I don't pray. I don't. I haven't prayed in years. I just go down there and I play video games.
-You don't believe in Allah?
I don't know what I believe, dad. I don't know. And I can't marry someone you find for me.
-And why not?
Because I am in love with someone. I am. Her name is Emily

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