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Subject: Re: "The Big Sick"
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On 2/26/2018 3:04 PM, alvey wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Feb 2018 03:38:25 -0600, trotsky wrote:
>> On 2/25/18 3:06 PM, alvey wrote:
>>> On Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:40:29 -0600, trotsky wrote:
>>>> On 2/25/18 2:02 PM, alvey wrote:
>>>>> On Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:49:39 -0600, 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.
>>>>>> 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.
>>>>> Two other noteworthy aspects of it were that there was a complete absence
>>>>> of; a) super-powered comic book characters, and b) gun play. Over the last
>>>>> few days I watched; Cold in July, Wind River and the infinitely idiotic
>>>>> John Wick. America, can you see a nexus?
>>>>> The Big Sick isn't actually a very good movie. Its plot is predictable,
>>>>> both the acting and dialogue are mediocre, it is the rarity of its type
>>>>> that makes it appear better than it is.
>>>> You must have seen a different movie than me.  Several lines were LOL
>>>> funny, such as "a dog with a boner" and "we lost nineteen of our best
>>>> guys", and those are just two I can name off the top of my head.  And
>>>> what happened to his erstwhile girlfriend came completely out of left
>>>> field.  As for the acting, Ray Romano and Holly Hunter is fantastic, but
>>>> since they rarely give out Oscars for comedies they weren't recognized.
>>>> Then there was the glimpse into Pakistani culture, which was woven into
>>>> the story seamlessly.  But, if you had only watched action and dramas
>>>> previously it could be you don't like Judd Apatow type comedies.
>>> Hmmm. "Judd Apatow type comedies" is bloody close to an oxymoron.
>> Interesting.  You lack a point of reference, though, any fucking moron
>> with a keyboard and an ISP can say everything is shit, but for some
>> reason they all lack the brains and the balls to tell us what's good.
>> So far, as near as I can tell, you have no sense of humor whatsoever and
>> wouldn't know a comedy if it smacked you in your brain dead cranium.
>> Your mileage may vary though.  Now let's see if you can grow a spine and
>> give us a list of the comedies you think are "funny".
> No worries!
> You.

Brains and balls, tough to come by these days.

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