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The Big Sick
Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan




Overview -
A Pakistani-American standup comedian (Kumail Nanjiani) falls for a white grad student (Zoe Kazan), and decides to keep their uncertain romance a secret from his traditionalist, Muslim family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano). Emily V. Gordon and Nanjiani wrote this romantic comedy, which is based on their real-life courtship. THE BIG SICK made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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Overview

A Pakistani-American standup comedian (Kumail Nanjiani) falls for a white grad student (Zoe Kazan), and decides to keep their uncertain romance a secret from his traditionalist, Muslim family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano). Emily V. Gordon and Nanjiani wrote this romantic comedy, which is based on their real-life courtship. THE BIG SICK made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Main Cast & Crew

Michael Showalter - Director
Kumail Nanjiani
Zoe Kazan
Holly Hunter
Ray Romano
Adeel Akhtar
Kurt Braunohler
Vella Lovell
Shenaz Treasury
Celeste Arias
Linda Emond

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 119
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 031398270331
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (language including some sexual references)
  • Release Date: September 2017

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Romance
Illness
Romantic Comedy
Family Life
Family Crises
Muslim

 

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Reviews:
"[T]hanks to Nanjiani and Gordon’s script -- equally funny, frank, and frightening -- THE BIG SICK emerges as an unshakeable comedy made by, and for, a generation rediscovering what intimacy means." - 05/01/2017 Film Comment


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Kazan and Nanjiani have crackling chemistry from the start, a sweet and easy banter that only grows more enjoyable the more time they spend together." - 06/23/2017 RogerEbert.com


"THE BIG SICK is an enormous crowdpleaser, funny and touching in about equal measure, built atop an intense experience, and wise about the ways we interact with both our own parents and those of the people we date." - 06/22/2017 A.V. Club


"Certainly you can sense the imprint of Judd Apatow, one of the movie’s producers, in both its emotional density and its precision-tooled stream of laughs and tears." - 06/22/2017 Los Angeles Times


"[A] joyous, generous-hearted romantic comedy that, even as it veers into difficult terrain, insists that we just need to keep on laughing." - 06/22/2017 New York Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Their hilarious and heartfelt script has a rare authenticity that pulls you in and keeps you glued to the screen." - 06/19/2017 Rolling Stone


"It is funny and smart and wise and silly, it is romantic and sweet and just cynical enough..." - 06/29/2017 Chicago Sun-Times


"Watching THE BIG SICK is like fondly reconnecting with an old friend you didn’t know you missed. The general beats of the film are familiar and warm..." - 06/22/2017 The Atlantic


"Nanjiani and Gordon have crafted a deft and appearling film that addresses subjects ranging from cultural change to the unhappy lot of the Uber driver. Nanjiani is likably geekish while Kazan is smartly understated." - 07/27/2017 Uncut


4 stars out of 5 -- "Directed with loose-limbed, naturalistic charm by Michael Showalter, this poignant, insightful and consistently funny film has ANNIE HALL-style authenticity." - 07/30/2017 The Guardian


4 stars out of 5 -- "Warm, funny and quietly risk-taking, this autobiographical love-story starring Silicon Valley stalwart Kumail Nanjiani gives the ailing romcom genre a topical shot in the arm." - 07/23/2017 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "From the outset, this sparky culture-clashing romcom has a modern edge." - 07/24/2017 Empire

 

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