The Big Sick trailer – Jul 28 – an awkward true story

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The Big Sick trailer – a Pakistan born comedian finds his mixed relationship leads to problems with rest of family.  Arrives in British cinemas July 28.

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (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. When Emily is beset 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

Director: Michael Showalter

Writer: Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V Gordon

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano,Bo Burnham


This movie is based on how Kumail Nanjiani, and his real life wife (co-writer) Emily V. Gordon, met and fell in love.

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon had a podcast called The Indoor Kids where they discussed video games. The name refers to a line from Wet Hot American Summer which director Michal Showalter co-wrote.

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