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On 2/25/2018 8:30 AM, Obveeus wrote:
> 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.

Closely tied meaning he had women from there tie him up with ropes as 
part of his sex games?  I don't understand your vague assertion. 
Perhaps a cite explaining it is necessary.

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