• The Big Sick (2017)

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The Big Sick

Release Date: June 23rd, 2017

DVD Release Date: September 19th, 2017

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Kumail is a Pakistani comic, who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham

Director: Michael Showalter

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: FilmNation, Apatow Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films, Amazon Studios

Keywords: Transformation, Emotional, Forbidden love, House, Heartwarming, 2010s, Hospital, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    One of the best things about The Big Sick is that the obstacles facing this relationship are real and relatable. It’s a funny movie, but it’s about really serious stuff. show more

  • 80
    Dana StevensSlate

    This movie keeps a lot of balls in the air: generational and cultural conflict, hospital drama, screwball banter — and only rarely lets one drop. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    A funny and tender drawn-from-life love story. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)