The Big Sick

Movie review by Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Thoughtful romantic dramedy has swearing, drinking, sex.

R 2017 119 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 18+


Characters are funny and likable. Real world struggles and complexity. Root for a happy ending and for resolve. Didn't know anything about this movie walking in and regret I cannot see it again for the first time.

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Too much swearing
age 14+

Fantastic, funny, emotional romantic comedy

The Big Sick is a fantastic film about lead actor and writer Kumail Nanjiani's personal life and relationship with his now wife, who co-wrote it with him. I was amazed by the entire movie. It is hilarious, especially since a lot of characters are stand-up comedians. There are all types of jokes, but there are also several intense, emotional scenes. A character has an unknown illness and is in a coma for a good portion of the film. There are many other emotional scenes as well and the characters are so well done it only makes things more emotional. It is a good balance of content and it is just an ultimately happy and nearly perfectly done film. There are a few suggestive scenes and sexual references, but it is tame for an R-rated romantic comedy. There is a lot of language, though. I feel it has themes that may be too much for some teens, it may be too much for adults. But, it is a tame R and has such a good story a lot of teens should be okay. It is a hilarious comedy, but as said it has its share of drama too. I highly recommend it. It is one of my favorite this year.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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