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Writers: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani | Director: Michael Showalter | Producer: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel | USA / 2017 / 119 min / Narrative
About the Film
Kumail Nanjiani (HBO’s Silicon Valley) co-wrote and stars in this romantic comedy, based on his life with co-writer (and real-life wife) Emily V. Gordon. Putting a culture clash twist on the classic boy-meets-girl story, new couple Kumail and Emily (Zoe Kazan) must negotiate his traditional Pakistani family’s expectations and his pursuit of stand-up comedy success. After fending off his parents’ numerous fix-ups and repeated suggestions that he take the LSAT, Kumail finds that what his heart wants and what his family expects are at odds—particularly when the couple faces a mysterious health scare. Produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel and helmed by veteran Michael Showalter, The Big Sick assembles a cast of comedy’s brightest talents, including Ray Romano and Holly Hunter in a scene-stealing comedic turn.