USA Theatrical Release – June 23, 2017 (Limited), July 14, 2017 (Wide)
Director – Michael Showalter
Screenplay – Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Cast – Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano
Synopsis – Kumail Nanjiani deals with the ups and downs of his relationship with his girlfriend, when an unknown illness occurs and threatens to tear them apart.
STORY – I found the story to be really good. It deals with things that we’ve seen before, but in a unique and tender way. It blends humor and serious topics perfectly. It never feels overwhelming even when it goes into some dark situations. I really enjoyed the ending, and it made me feel good.
CHARACTERS – I liked all the characters in the film, and generally found them to be endearing and warm. Their actions all seemed justified, and even though I had a hard time with Kumail’s mother since she was too stuck in her ways, but I at least understood where she was coming from. Kumail and Emily are my favorite characters and they were so cute together.
PACING – I thought the pacing worked well and had no trouble staying with the story.
OVERALL THOUGHTS – I think this is a great film and I really enjoyed seeing how Kumail and Emily met and fell in love. This is easily the best romantic comedy of the year.
SCORE – 9 out of 10
ACADEMY AWARDS POSSIBILITIES (Nominations)
Best Supporting Actor – Ray Romano
Best Supporting Actress – Holly Hunter
Best Original Screenplay