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Year: 2017
Original Title: The Big Sick
Length: 119 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Studios: Apatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: July 28 2017

United States: June 23 2017


Ranking: 5,928 out of 16,286 movies (up 6399)


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Kumail is a Pakistani comedian who meets a white American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. The film is based in the real life of the actor Kumail Nanjuani, who also stars and writes the screenplay with his real life wife Emily V. Gordon. The film is directed by Michael Showalter and the cast is completed by Zoe Kazan (as Emily), Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar and Anupam Kher.


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Trivia The Big Sick

This movie is based on how Kumail Nanjiani, and his real life wife Emily V. Gordon, met and fell in love. When the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Sony, Amazon, Netflix and Focus Features started a bidding war for the distribution rights. Kumail Nanjiani wanted the film to have a theatrical distribution wich eliminated Netflix. The distribution rights were bought by Amazon for $12 million, one of the largest deals in the festival's history.