The Big Sick

119 mins
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Director Michael Showalter and co-writer/co-star Kumail Nanjiani (TV's Silicon Valley) reteam for this Judd Apatow-produced culture clash rom-com, a Sundance hit.

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The Big Sick | Ratings & Reviews

"Sometimes the obstacles movie characters have to overcome in their stories turn out to be impediments to audiences enjoying them, or at the very least, thinking they will. The Big Sick is a case in point - as someone who’s not a huge rom-com fan, seeing one in which cross-cultural romance and a girlfriend in a coma are major plot drivers, wouldn’t normally appeal to me. I say this right up front, because if they’d similarly pose a problem for you, just promptly ignore them and see this funny, unique, and honest film anyway."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"Infused with honesty and authenticity, Michael Showalter's crowd-pleaser is an instantly winning heart-stealer and a superbly well-timed story of culture clash that resolves into a lovely tale of mutual understanding and acceptance."


"“The Big Sick” ranks alongside the very best of producer Judd Apatow’s oeuvre and marks a significant step up in maturity and groundedness for helmer Michael Showalter."


"The Big Sick doesn't need resuscitation from cheap jokes; its strength comes from a deeper place."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"Already, The Big Sick is scoring points on familiar rom-com territory, so when it suddenly morphs into a completely different film - a bracingly sophisticated one - you'll want to cry with happiness. (The real tears will come soon enough.)"

Time OutTime Out

"A funny and tender drawn-from-life love story."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Is funny but not laugh-out-loud hysterical, and it’s moving but not enough to bring you to tears."


"'The Big Sick' is hilarious, surprisingly emotional, and it has a big heart. I can't wait to see it again."


The Big Sick | Details

Award winner
Winner of the Audience Award (Festival Favourites), 2017 SXSW Film Festival
M, Coarse language and sexual references
Comedy, Romance
Country of origin

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