The Big Sick

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, 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.

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Credits

Director:

Michael Showalter

Executive Producer:

Glen Basner, Ben Browning

Producer:

Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel

Screenwriter:

Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani

Cinematographer:

Brian Burgoyne

Editor:

Robert Nassau

Production Designer:

Brandon Tonner-Connolly

Music:

Michael Andrews

Principal Cast:

Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham, Aidy Bryant, Kurt Braunohler

Contact

Distributor:

Amazon Studios

Publicity Contact:

Kyle Thorpe
Kyle@KyleThorpePR.com
323-656-1303

Details

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Year:

2016

Genre:

["Comedy"]

Screening Section:

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Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

United States

Runtime:

119 mins