July 26, 2017 at 4:56 am #1202165445
I loved this film, and was impressed across the board. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s script was impressive and full of heart, and I think they’re the film’s best awards chances, and I’ll be rooting for them this season. I think there’s a willingness to excuse this film as merely a rom-com, but the bits with Emily’s parents and Nanjiani’s family were the most interesting bits of the film to me. Nanjiani is a fine lead actor, which hopefully stirs up a conversation about more minority lead actors and actresses. I think this is the first project I’ve seen Kazan in and I really liked her. I’d love to see more of her work. She had such an ease in her delivery and made what could’ve been some unlikable moments feel honest and believable. Romano was just so good here, nearly giving me some “Parenthood” vibes (anyone who wasn’t a fan of the show probably didn’t know what he was capable of!) and Hunter might’ve very well been my favorite part of the film. A long shot this awards season, but she ran with this role and made it so much more than you could’ve hoped for. Showalter’s direction was very good within the limitations of this kind of film, but he did a great job keeping the story moving. Even at two hours, you never get bored or wonder when this thing’s gonna end. I really root for original comedies that deliver, and “The Big Sick” did that for me, so let’s see more of these kinds of projects and more diverse storytelling because this movie is proof that it works so well.August 21, 2017 at 7:17 am #1202190811
What a charming movie! I saw it this weekend and thought the whole cast was excellent. Nanjiani I hope will have quite the career in Hollywood. I think this movie will play well at the Golden Globes with Picture, Actor and Supporting Actress. I think when it comes to the Oscars, I fully support a screenplay and Supporting Actress for Hunter.August 21, 2017 at 6:14 pm #1202191283
I was given a free ticket to see this movie and went begrudgingly, but am very glad I did. Much, much better than I expected any modern rom-com to be. Nanjiani and Kazan are both underrated (the former has been doing great work on Silicon Valley for years, and I loved seeing him do something so different).
I think this movie will play well at the Golden Globes with Picture, Actor and Supporting Actress. I think when it comes to the Oscars, I fully support a screenplay and Supporting Actress for Hunter.
Definitely seems destined to get most of its attention at the Globes, where hopefully it does quite well.
I agree if they’re smart they’ll emphasise screenplay at Oscar time. I could see a push for Hunter too (and maybe Romano at a stretch), with the former being a possible spoiler for a nomination if they take to it like they did with Bridesmaids.
If both this and Get Out could break into screenplay we’d be on our way to a great lineup.September 3, 2017 at 8:47 pm #1202202983This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.October 16, 2017 at 7:38 pm #1202238951
Just watched this. It was absolutely amazing. It’s definitely gonna be the comedy that gets a screenplay nomination. I’d expect lead actor and comedy at the globes too. Probably ensemble at SAG too.
I really hope that this becomes a little miss sunshine like contender and gets noms for supporting actor and supporting actress (for Romano and Hunter). But don’t expect it to get anything beyond screenplay which really sucks since Romano and Hunter truly made the movie and brought it in such a unique and surprising direction. I see that Holly Hunter is relatively high in the prediction center so maybe she has a shot.October 17, 2017 at 7:16 am #1202239643
Given the not-so-robust nature of Supporting Actress this year, I do think Hunter still has a chance. Romano, unfortunately, I suspect winds up lost in the busier Supporting Actor.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1997) – As Good As It GetsOctober 17, 2017 at 9:40 am #1202240197
Hunter’s nods come in odd number years ending in 7 or 3.
(1987) Broadcast News
(1993) The Piano
(1993) The Firm
(2017) The Big SickOctober 17, 2017 at 1:06 pm #1202240726
The 2nd most overrated movie of the year. Holly Hunter deserves a nom, other than that it deserves (and should get) jack squat.
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