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Joblo Review: The Big Sick

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Like most projects Judd Apatow is involved with (he's a producer here), the film is too long; 119 minutes is quite epic-length for a comedy of this sort. That said, there was a need for the expanded running time: the filmmakers have to take time establishing Kumail and Emily's burgeoning relationship and make us believe he genuinely cares about her when tragedy strikes; the rest of the film similarly has to draw out the time he spends with her folks and the increasingly fraught interactions with his own parents. Crucially, THE BIG SICK is never boring; we remain engaged in Kumail's and Emily's surprisingly sweet and funny story from start to finish.

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