Pakistani comic Kumail Nanjiani (playing himself) and co-writer Emily V. Gordon (Zoe Kazan) offer this story of their own cross-cultural courtship, which Michael Showalter has made into a must-see film. The two defer the inevitable culture clashes until Emily’s mysterious illness force Kumail to face her (and his) parents (Holly Hunter & Ray Romano), as well as his own true feelings. Honest, smart, silly, wise, romantic and constantly funny, with hard-earned insights and just the barest dash of cynicism. It’s complex yet never precious as it revels in human imperfections. And it makes it all look easy. (120 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.