The Big Sick

The Big Sick

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Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Michael Showalter


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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 (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.


A Personal Journey: The Making of The Big Sick

The Bigger Sick: Stick Around for More Laughs

The Big Sick: The Other Stuff

2017 SXSW Film Festival Panel

Cast & Filmmaker Commentary

Deleted Scenes