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Friday favorites: The Big Sick

Friday favorites: The Big Sick


Summertime movies mean huge blockbusters. But if, like me, you aren’t into action adventure (“Wonder Woman” being the exception) and you just want a clever movie to help you forget your troubles, you’ll like “The Big Sick.” It’s funny (really funny), it’s romantic, and it has a great cast.

The story is basically this: boy meets girl, girl breaks up with boy, girl falls into coma. Sounds hilarious, right? Add in a Muslim Pakistani family who pressures their son into an arranged marriage, a guy trying to make it as a stand-up comedian, Uber, intensive care, freaked out parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano are fabulous), and stress eating, and it’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time.



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