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In cinemas now: The Big Sick

Text: Meg van Eck

October 4, 2017

The Big Sick
An awkward true story.

Based on the real-life relationship 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 (Zoe Kazan) after one of his stand-up sets. However, what they expected to be 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 affected 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.

Be sure to see this romantic comedy about real-life problems.

Watch the trailer below:

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