On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of The Big Sick, the highly-acclaimed comedy/drama/romance about a young Muslim man who begins dating a white woman, an activity his family would forbid. When the young woman grows ill, he finds himself re-evaluating what is important in life.
What to Watch This Weekend is a weekly podcast from GeekScholars Movie News. Each Friday, the GeekScholars present a spoiler-free review of a film that has just become available in the past week to watch by renting, streaming, or purchasing.
The story of a real life romance and near tragedy, The Big Sick (we gave it an A+) is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 19th with a goodly supply of extras, including an Audio Commentary by Actor-Writer Kumail Nanjiani, Writer Emily V. Gordon, Producer Barry Mendel and Director Michael Showalter; featurettes, deleted scenes and more.
The Big Sick may be the latest entry in the Judd Apatow lifts gifted comics to the next level sweepstakes, but it is very much not a Judd Apatow film.
Written by Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily Gordon, The Big Sick is the mostly true story of how the couple met, fell in love, broke up and would probably never have seen each other again if she hadn’t gotten so sick she needed to be placed in a medical coma.