From: alvey <alvey@is.invalid>
Subject: Re: "The Big Sick"
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From: alvey <alvey@is.invalid>
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Subject: Re: "The Big Sick"
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:09:40 +1000
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On Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:35:53 -0600, trotsky wrote:

> 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.

Swings and roundabouts. There's an over-supply of keyboard hard men.