THE BIG SICK

Rating: M
Length: 120 minutes
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano
Rating: M 120’ coarse language and sexual references
Genre: Comedy
Director: Michael Showalter
Writers: Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Reviews:
"There is comic gold in the cultural disconnect between Kumail and Emily's congenial, if politically incorrect, father." - Zach Schonfeld, Newsweek

"It's a lot for any movie to take on. The Big Sick pulls it off with unquenchable humor and ineffable grace" - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"Comic Kumail Nanjiani and his wife/co-screenwriter Emily V. Gordon carve this heartfelt love story out of her health crisis and their own culture-clash relationship. Not just the funniest romcom in ages, it's one of 2017's best films." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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