• The Big Sick (2017)

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It’s hilariously hyperverbal, yet wonderfully heartfelt. show more

  • 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


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