The Big Sick

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
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Kumail Nanjiani scored one of the biggest successes of Sundance when his romantic comedy, co-written by wife Emily V. Gordon (about their real-life coupling, involving a lot of standup and one scary coma), was gobbled up for $12 million by Amazon. This charming, tear-jerking crowd pleaser could be the next Juno.
 

Sushubh

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[OP]
Oct 29, 2004
415,301
12,846
Gurugram
never found him to be funny but this movie is getting good reviews.
 


Sushubh

Administrator
[OP]
Oct 29, 2004
415,301
12,846
Gurugram
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) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and producer by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).