The Big Sick
Dir. Michael Showalter
For decades now, romantic comedies have followed, more or less, the same basic formula, but thankfully, The Big Sick has come to shake things up a bit and breathe new life into the genre. Written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani and based on real events that happened to them while they were dating, the film takes viewers on a nuanced, incredibly interesting ride through a truly modern relationship that faces the challenges of everything from dating with different cultural backgrounds to dealing with aggressive illnesses. Featuring incredible performances from Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, The Big Sick is a most definite must see.