The Big Sick
Kumail Nanjiani is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily Gordon at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. Based on the real-life romance of Kumail and Emily, who play themselves. Also stars Holly Hunter and Ray Romano.
The Big Sick won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival.
R, 2 hr 4