Title: The Big Sick
Rating: R
Directed by: Michael Showalter
Written by: Emily V. Gordon, and Kumail Nanjiani
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano
Release Date: 7/14/2017
Running Time: 119 minutes

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Big Sick, The (2017)*
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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 (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) 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) whom he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.


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