The Big Sick has been making the festival rounds for the last little while to universal praise. It got picked up by Amazon studios after Sundance, won an audience award at SXSW, and recently played at the Seattle International Film Festival to good reviews. Let’s take a look at the trailer.
The Big Sick is based on the real life courtship of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon and has everything. Soulmates, a clash of cultures, and a medically induced coma. As if dating wasn’t hard enough. We here at AF World HQ are very much looking forward to this one.
Here’s the write up:
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.
The Big Sick is slated for a limited release on June 23rd, and then a wide release a month alter on July 14th.