THE BIG SICK Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano
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THE BIG SICK


Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano


Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan star in this hilarious and true romantic comedy from the director of Hello, My Name is Doris about a Pakistani-American comedian whose relationship with a white girl must overcome the prejudices of both his and her parents, as well as a mystery illness.

From the director of Hello, My Name is Doris, and based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) 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 (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. Directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel. (USA, 2017, 119 min., NR, English/Urdu with English subtitles | Dir. Michael Showalter)