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On 2/25/2018 5:49 AM, trotsky wrote:
> This is an Amazon Studios produced movie from Silicon Valley star and 
> Pakistani American Kumail Nanjiani.  I was surprised and even a little 
> shocked at how good this movie was.  The only reason for this, I reckon, 
> is because on Silicon Valley plays a total dork and in this movie he 
> gets a chance to be much more three dimensional.  The fact that he is 
> the co-writer of a movie that is clearly autobiographical has to help. 
> The writing is extremely good, being funny, poignant, and even handed 
> never making any of the characters unrealistic.  A lot of the movie 
> deals with traditional Pakistani families arranging marriages and the 
> way it plays out is fascinating.  His attempt at a being a brown man 
> doing stand up comedy is also great.  But, perhaps the most show 
> stealing was Ray Romano and Holly Hunter coming in in the middle as his 
> girlfriend's parents.  In my opinin their work here is Oscar caliber.
> 
> The title is a little strange but when you see the movie it makes sense.

I feel that THE BIG SICK was the best film that came out in 2017.

> The other noteworthy thing about the movie is it yet another strong 
> entry in the streaming video company turned movie production company 
> sweepstakes.  After the debacle that is Harvey Weinstein I can see these 
> movies continuing to take off, and, if truth be told, I can't remember 
> what the last movie I've seen in a theater was.

Weinstein was closely tied to both Amazon Studios and Netflix, though, 
so there is no respite from predatory filmmakers in the streaming arena.