"...I cannot attest to how accurate the portrayal is from the perspective of a teenage girl. I can only say as the father of two he's done a magnificent job of showing us - rather than telling us - how it feels. "
That there are several real male and female characters in The Big Sick is a tribute to its writers, the real life couple whose story is presented in the film. There are very few caricatures in the film. The ones that might qualify are so deftly handled, it just feels like a person we know and not a punchline waiting around to be had.