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Blu-ray Review: The Big Sick

September 19, 2017

By John Corrado

One of the most well liked movies of the year, The Big Sick recounts the real life love story between struggling comic Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) and Emily (Zoe Kazan).  But their relationship is complicated by the fact the he is Pakistani and his parents (Anupam Kher and Zenobia Shroff) are trying to set up an arranged marriage.  And then she falls sick and is put into a medically induced coma, leaving him to bond with her parents (Ray Romano and Holly Hunter).

With a deeply personal screenplay co-written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick is one of those films that perfectly walks the tightrope between comedy and drama, and it’s wonderful on so many levels.  This was one of the most adored movies of the summer for a good reason, and if you haven’t seen it already, treat yourself to watching it now.  My full review can be found right here.

The Blu-ray also comes with a nice selection of bonus features, including deleted scenes, a selection of outtakes dubbed The Other Stuff, as well as footage from the Q&A at SXSW, and the two featurettes The Real Story and A Personal Journey: The Making of The Big Sick.

The Big Sick is an Elevation Pictures release.  It’s 120 minutes and rated 14A.

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