The Big Sick
“Apparently there are good and bad comas,” Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani)
Most rom-coms are so generic. The situation has got a little upsetting for a film fan. Prep is required to steel yourself for the formula, and the lack of connection to the real world. At their worst, the genre sells a lie about romance, making the audiences arguably desire relationships that are not feasible, and do not offer any insight/guidance in the most difficult part: How to maintain a bond over years and decades. I was rooting for THE BIG SICK, but it largely left me underwhelmed. Its saving graces: Being laugh-out-loud funny, and the gravitas brought by Ray Romano.
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