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The Big Sick

DirectorMichael Showalter

Year2017

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[Synopsis]

Kumail, an Uber driver in Chicago, is a struggling stand-up comedian with a one-man show about his Pakistani American background. His immigrant parents set him up with Pakistani women, expecting that he will follow their example of an arranged marriage, but he is uninterested.
After a show, Kumail has a one-night stand with Emily, a white student, and they begin a relationship. Kumail does not tell his family, fearful they will disown him. After five months, Emily finds photos of the women Kumail’s parents have set him up with. When he tells her he does not know if they have a future, she breaks up with him.

Kumail learns that Emily has been hospitalized; she has a serious lung infection and must be immediately placed in an induced coma. He signs the permission form and calls her parents, Beth and Terry. Aware of their daughter’s messy breakup with Kumail, they tell him he is not needed, but Kumail stays and the three become closer as they deal with Emily’s illness. Beth and Terry attend one of Kumail’s stand-up gigs, during which a racist audience member heckles Kumail, causing Beth to defend him.

Surgery is ineffective and the infection spreads to Emily’s kidneys. Beth wants to transfer Emily to a different hospital, but Kumail and Terry disagree. Beth and Terry argue, and Terry stays at Kumail’s apartment. Terry reveals that he cheated on Beth before and regrets it.

Kumail’s parents visit, angry that he is not taking their marriage suggestions seriously. Kumail tells them that he does not want an arranged marriage and reveals his relationship with Emily. His parents disown him. Before an audition for the Montreal Comedy Festival, Kumail learns that the infection has reached Emily’s heart. Distraught, Kumail tearfully recounts his fears about Emily’s condition and fails the audition.

When Kumail mentions that Emily had an ankle injury that was slow to heal, the doctors realize she has adult-onset Still’s disease, a serious but treatable illness. Emily wakes from her coma and, still pained from their breakup, Emily tells Kumail to leave. Nevertheless, Beth invites Kumail to Emily’s homecoming party. Emily refuses to take Kumail back, reminding him that while he may have had a transformative experience during her illness, from her perspective nothing has changed.

Kumail decides to move to New York City with two comedian friends. He tells his family about his plans and refuses to allow them to reject him. Emily discovers a video of Kumail’s disastrous audition in which he spoke about his feelings for her, and goes to find him after his show. Before she can explain, he tells her he is moving. Emily tells him she appreciates everything he did for her while she was in the coma and wishes him well in New York.

As Kumail prepares to depart, his parents visit. His father tells him they are still angry, but gives him a dish of his favorite food and asks him to stay in touch. As Kumail performs in New York, he is heckled by someone in the crowd; he sees that it is Emily.

Feb 202019
 

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Two Night Stand

DirectorMax Nichols

Year2014

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[Synopsis]

Megan is unemployed and single, and one day she joins a dating website. Her roommates, who just want her to move out, invite her to a party at a club. After a bouncer refuses to let her into the club on the grounds that she looks too young and she is without ID, she sees her ex-fiancé, Chris, and later decides to have a one-night stand with one of the men she saw on the website, Alec.

The next morning, they are less than cordial to each other, but Megan can’t leave because of a blizzard. Forced to spend more time together, the two end up telling each other what they did wrong the previous night, convinced that they will never see each other again, and Megan suggests that they “try again”. The two make love again, with far better results.

Afterwards, Megan discovers a closet full of women’s clothes, and pictures of Alec with a girl. She finds out that Alec’s girlfriend, Daisy, had written a note to him, saying that she wanted to break up, but hadn’t given it to him, but he had found it accidentally. Alec wanted to have something to rub in her face when she broke up with him, and so he had joined the dating website. Angry, Megan leaves.

When Daisy returns, she finds a note that Megan had scribbled, and she and Alec exchange the notes that they had found, and they break up. At a New Year’s Eve party, Megan is arrested because the same note was found in Alec’s neighbour’s apartment, which the two had broken into earlier. Alec arrives at the prison with flowers and balloons. He pays bail, but Megan refuses to see him or even leave the holding cell.

Later, when her roommates come to pay bail, Alec apologizes, saying that he didn’t know her last name and that this was the only way he thought he could see her again. He says that it might be something that the two of them would laugh about years later, but Megan is still angry because she had to spend time in jail. She makes him a deal, asking for his number and promising to call him the moment she laughed about it. She takes a closer look at the presents he gave her. Minutes later, she starts laughing upon seeing the balloon read “I’m sorry, I’m an asshole” and calls Alec. He meets her outside the police station and they kiss in the middle of the road when it starts snowing again.