The Big Sick (2017) Directed by Michael Showalter

Illustration Juulia Niiniranta

Astrid Swan and Nick Triani had a movie date and watched The Big Sick. It’s a comedy that deals with racism, relationships between two cultures, serious illness, relatives and love.

ASTRID: Not only does this film offer a perspective never seen in a US comedy: intercultural relationship from the perspective of the othered and racialized, it also deals with sudden illness, the fear of death and the perspectives that such a trauma can open to people in crisis.

NICK: And perhaps more insight about these kinds of feelings and dealing with a very sick person in your life was something I was missing from The Big Sick. And yeah, that emotional pull I mentioned.


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