This week on Local 44 Morning Brew, Champlain College professor of film writing Julia Swift reviewed the American romantic comedy, The Big Sick.
The film is based on the real-life relationship between the actor Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordan. It tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail who connects with a grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. It follows the difficulties of a typical interracial relationship.
The Big Sick made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. It stars Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano.
The Big Sick is directed by Michael Showalter. The film is rated R.