The Big Sick

Genre:  Comedy, Romance
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date:
June 30, 2017 - Toronto, Vancouver - Toronto - June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017 - Toronto, Vancouver - Vancouver - June 30, 2017
July 7, 2017 - Expands
July 14, 2017 - Wide
DVD: September 19, 2017
Blu-ray: September 19, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.74
based on 170 votes and 64 reviews
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Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Linda Emond, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar


Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani knows his traditional Muslim family would be unhappy with his relationship with his American girlfriend, Emily (Zoe Kazan) — if they knew. Emily finds out that Kumail hasn't told his parents about her and that if he does, they'll disown him. Their relationship falters.

When Emily is admitted to the hospital for a mysterious infection that is so serious the doctors want to induce a coma, Kumail immediately calls her parents — Beth (Holly Hunter) and Terry (Ray Romano). Although they're chilly at first and try to get rid of him, Kumail stays by Emily's bedside, especially as they learn more about Emily's frightening condition.

Director: Michael Showalter
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Barry Mendel, Judd Apatow
Screenplay: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
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  • 5 stars "Loved it!"
  • 4 stars "A very funny movie, while managing to deal with a few serious issues. It was a wonderful role for Holly Hunter!"
  • 5 stars "Loved it. Funny, topical, innovative, good stuff!"