The Big Sick
Directed by: Michael Showalter
Written by: Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan
Release Date: 2017
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The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe 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. Then Emily is beset with a mystery illness forcing 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.