This week’s episode of End Credits is going to be sick. Big sick! In the last days of summer as we try to find something to get excited about, we’ll review the wonderful new romantic comedy The Big Sick. And speaking of comedy, we spend the first half of the show trying to remember if there’s anything good from this summer, and it turns out there just might be.
This Thursday, August 24, at 10 am, Adam A. Donaldson with Tim Phillips and Peter Salmon will discuss:
1) Summer is a Pity. That was a rough one. The usual fanfare of the summer movie season, and all its blockbuster offerings, seemed to come more to a fizzle, but there were a few notable exceptions. To begin with this week, we’ll use one of our last summer shows to talk about the best movies that have come out over the last couple of months, and they cover a wide-range of offerings including heist flicks, documentaries, bio-dramas, wonder women and galactic guardians. Adam, Tim, and Peter will each give their Top 3 of the Summer of 2017.
2) REVIEW: The Big Sick (2017). Based on the real-life love story of Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, the couple wrote the script for the fictionalized account of their romance. Nanjiani plays a version of himself, a struggling stand-up comic in Chicago who unexpectedly finds a love match in Emily played by Zoe Kazan, a therapist in training. When Emily gets sick and is put in a medically-induced coma, “Kumail” has to sort out his feelings, deal with his strict Pakistani family, help Emily’s parents through the most difficult time in their lives, and figure out the relationship he didn’t know he wanted. It’s the best romantic comedy you’ve seen in a while!
End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Thursday at 10 am.