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The Big Sick

Movie
2017
2h 0m
R
English
Comedy, Drama, Romance
User Score: 
7.7
Critic Score: 
92
The Big Sick' Poster
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
The Big Sick Poster

The Big Sick

R
Movie
2017
2h 0m
English
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
Rating
WATCHMODE
7.7
IMDB
The Big Sick (2017) on IMDb
CRITIC SCORE
92

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Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail Nanjiani
Zoe Kazan
Emily Gardner
Holly Hunter
Beth Gardner
Ray Romano
Terry Gardner
Anupam Kher
Azmat Nanjiani
Zenobia Shroff
Sharmeen Nanjiani
Adeel Akhtar
Naveed Nanjiani
Jeremy Shamos
Bob Dalavan
Ed Herbstman
Sam Highsmith
Shenaz Treasury
Fatima Nanjiani
Shana Solomon
Nurse Bette
Linda Emond
Dr. Cunningham
Holly Chou
Dr. Whelan
Andrew Pang
Dr. Spellman
Directed By: Michael Showalter
Written By: Kumail Nanjiani (Screenplay), Emily V. Gordon (Screenplay)

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nmahoney416 says...
7 years ago
This is such a wonderful movie. I can't remember the last time I saw a movie that went from being so funny to so sad but even it the saddest parts, it still finds a way to be funny. Everyone is great in this especially Kumail and Zoe. Their chemistry instantly makes us root for them to be together.
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SerenadB says...
7 years ago
It was very different from what I expected, which made it a perhaps an even better movie. It was beautiful, funny and quite "easy going". It's not a very "light" movie though, I would say, but it is very enjoyable. It gave the viewer a right mixture between sad and happy. It makes you laugh, but it also makes you think. Kumail and Emily were a great match, two characters who really made each other better and more enjoyable to watch. The storyline was very interesting and quite new/refreshing as well. I can't think of any other movie who tells about this subject. It is very original.
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Redouaaane says...
7 years ago
I'm not sure how does this movie work if you don't know Kumail and Emily before watching it, either from The Meltdown or any of their other works, but I'd imagine that knowledge (assuming, you know, you don't dislike them) gives the movie a lot of its power. With this being said, it is a well-done movie, it is funny in parts, sad in other parts, and manages to be funny even when it's sad, which is hard to do. The cast was great, maybe aside from Ray Romano, who basically just plays Ray Romano in every role he gets, a little annoying but not too much. In short, expect to laugh a little, expect to cry a little, and maybe laugh while you're crying, something like that.
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¬one says...
6 years ago
What a roller-coaster... deffinetly one of the best romantic comedies I have ever watched...
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Featured User Reviews

AndrewBloom
CONTAINS SPOILERS9/10  5 years ago
[8.6/10] I imagine trying to explain to a friend what *The Big Sick* is about and the best I can come up with is, “It’s a romantic comedy that also involves dealing with a loved one having a very serious illness and the familial bumps and bruises of cultural assimilation.” The fact that this d More
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Xadyu-deleted-1532258856
8/10  6 years ago
**As John Lennon once sang: "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans." This sums up The Big Sick up pretty good. Stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani was busy making plans. He was about to break through and met a nice woman, but then fate struck.**

The from Pakistan origi More
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Kamurai
4 years ago
Good watch, probably won't watch again, but can recommend if you can handle a medical emergency adventure.

If you've seen "A Fault in Our Stars", this has a similar vibe for a lot of it.

I'm a fan of Kumail Nanjiani, and I like Emily Gordon more, I'm honestly a little disappointed she didn't s More
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djdole
6 years ago
Charmingly funny.
Not a cliché comedy at all.
A little heavy on the Uber references, but still a movie that can be watched multiple times.
(Saw at a pre-screening in Seattle.)
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