The Big Sick


This “boundary-pushing but still effortlessly charming” romcom tells the story of the cross-cultural romance between Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (playing himself) and graduate student Emily (Zoe Kazan) – a romance which is at odds with Kumail’s parents’ plans to find him a suitable Muslim bride. When Emily is stricken with a mystery illness, Kumail has to negotiate the crisis with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano), who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Critics Views

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

Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon mine their personal history for laughs, heartache, and hard-earned insight in The Big Sick, a film that’s by turns romantic, rueful, and hilarious. Variety

The Big Sick plays less like a great movie than a platform for its appealing tone, but it’s so well acted and dense with insights into the culture clash at its center that nothing about the central dynamic is strained. Indiewire
One of the best things about The Big Sick is that the obstacles facing this relationship are real and relatable. It’s a funny movie, but it’s about really serious stuff. Screencrush

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. New York Magazine

Film Rating

 Critics: 88%  Audience 77%

Rotten Tomatoes
Top Critics positive review 98%  Audience liked it 89%

Stockbridge Audience: 83%

No. of responses:-

Excellent 26
Good 34
Average 5
Poor 0
Very Poor 0

Date: Wednesday 24 January

Time: 4.30pm and 7.30pm

Genre: Romance Comedy

Director: Michael Showalter

Writer:Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon

Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Bo Burnham

Film Length: 1hr 57mins

Rating: 15
Strong language, moderate sex references

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The Big Sick (2017)
Zoe Kazan and Kumail Nanjiani