The Big Sick

The Big Sick

The Big Sick

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.

"Based on the true story of the film’s writers (and real-life couple), Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, this modern culture clash shows how Pakistan-born Kumail (Nanjiani) and his American girlfriend, Emily (Kazan), have to overcome the expectations of his family and their 1,400-year-old traditions. As his parents relentlessly set him up with potential brides for an arranged marriage, Kumail navigates treacherous waters in the worlds of both dating and stand-up comedy." (Sundance Film Festival)

Winner of the Audience Award (Festival Favourites), 2017 SXSW Film Festival
2017Rating: M, Coarse language and sexual references119 minsUSA
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The Big Sick / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

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.

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Vulture

Vulture

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.

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Variety

Variety

“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.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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.)

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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

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Collider

Collider

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

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