Wednesday, 2 August 2017
The Big Sick
'The Big Sick' is a drama/comedy about generation gaps and culture gaps. In Chicago USA, Pakistani born Kumail Nanjiani resists his parents' attempts at organising an arranged marriage for him all the time keeping secret from them his love for a local non-Pakistani woman.
This bitter sweet tale will be familiar to first generation emigrants across the planet and as the end credits indicate it is drawn from the Nanjiani's real life experiences. The trailer for the movie promotes it as a comedy but it is comedy with a hard edge and a dramatic soul.