Kumail Nanjiani Stars in The Big Sick

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The Big Sick

Silicon valley cut-up Kumail Nanjiani steps center stage in his latest project, a feature film adaptation of his own true-life love story, which is equal parts humor and heart. While working as an Uber driver to support his stand-up comedy career in Chicago, Kumail meets Emily, and they seem destined to be the most lovable of couples. So it’s a bummer when familial pressure to marry a Pakistani woman creates a seemingly unbridgeable rift between them. Fate intervenes when Emily suddenly ends up in a coma, leaving her freshly estranged ex-boyfriend to sign medical consent forms and send for her parents, whom he’s never met. Holly Hunter and Ray Romano are cast as Kumail’s companions on this voyage of growth and discovery that delights and charms at every turn — directed by veteran comedian Michael Showalter. THE WORD: A romantic comedy as irresistible as the chemistry between its stars. COMING TO: Theaters

Last modified: July 27, 2017