The Big Sick

2017
7.7
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Title: The Big Sick

Original Title: The Big Sick

Year: 2017

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: July 28 2017
  • United States: June 23 2017

Plot

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.

Awards

  • 2018 Academy Awards (Oscars): 1 0

Cast

Director:

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Videos

Trailer 'The Big Sick 2:27

Trailer 'The Big Sick

May 23 2017

Photos

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Trivia

Distribution war

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.

Based on a real life story

This movie is based on how Kumail Nanjiani, and his real life wife Emily V. Gordon, met and fell in love.

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