The Big Sick

Showed at Images 7/14/2017–7/27/2017

Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

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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 (played by himself), who connects with grad student Emily 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, who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

  • Director: Michael Showalter
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 59 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance

“It’s a perfect marriage of direction, performances, and writing, the kind of comedy that people eagerly wait for. Its solutions aren’t easy, and its paths unusual, but it’s a love story that completely earns its emotional peaks, and the kind of comedy that makes you wish every single one of them were this great.”

– Consequence of Sound