The Big Sick

It’s not often that Laura and I get to go out on a date, and when we do it is usually out for approximately 1 hour and then home again. Then she goes out with 3 other men before we go out again…boy 1 (7yo), boy 2 (5yo), and boy 3 (3yo).  I was just looking, that is was February the last time that we got to go out just us…

millers The Big Sick

Lo and behold though, the stars and the planets aligned perfectly and we got to go out and spend significant time together. Not for 1 night, but for 2 days in a row.  It was glorious.  I have seen other parents doing this on multiple occasions, and it has always puzzled me, but we finally got to do it.  Best of all?  We didn’t hate each at the end of the night #2.

We, together, were looking for a movie that we could go and watch on a “date” and we had thought about seeing “The House” with Will Ferrell and Amy Pohler, because the previews looked hilarious, and, though our children are 7 and younger, funding college is going to be right around the corner. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on who you are talking to, “The House” had already left the screen in our immediate vicinity; we were on the hunt for something else.

Luckily this movie had really just come out (to be clear, both of us were thinking that this movie had been out for 2 or 3 weeks already, but nope, just came out). The previews looked cute, it’s autobiographical, it’s a “Romantic Comedy”, it’s a coming of age….we took a chance.

Is this going to be your next movie though? (spoilers – it should be – a delightful movie for you and your date)

Kumail, in the middle of becoming a budding stand-up comedian, meets Emily. Meanwhile, a sudden illness sets in forcing Emily to be put into a medically-induced coma. Kumail must navigate being a comedian, dealing with tragic illness, and placating his family’s desire to let them fix him up with a spouse, while contemplating and figuring out who he really is and what he truly believes. ~ IMDb



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