This afternoon, Nick and I went out on our regular monthly movie date. Our local town has an 8 Plus Cinema Complex that shows top, recently released movies for only two bucks (before 6PM, after which the movies are $2.50. Still a great deal!) We bring our own bag of candy ($1 to $2 dollars) and for a total of five bucks we have a fantastic date-night out! It’s every retiree’s dream!
We usually go on a rainy afternoon. Or if a movie we’ve been longing to see is playing. Today we saw the five-star rated flick ‘The Big Sick‘. It’s a true life story of a Pakistan comedienne, Kumail Nanjiani, who came to America with his family to live a better life. Unfortunately, his family wanted to continue living their Pakistan lifestyle in America and Kumail did not. He falls in love with a ‘white’ woman, Emily an American, played by Zoe Kazan, (much to the angst of his entire family) who gets deathly sick after they break up. I won’t tell you any more of the story but it is a delightful comedy that addresses the concept of death.
When you are facing death, it really doesn’t matter anymore what people think of you. Whether you are white or brown, rich or poor is immaterial. All that matters is your ability just to be a human being.
If you get a chance to see this movie, I highly recommend it. All the actors are fantastic and well placed. You will not be disappointed.
Here’s the official trailer: