The Big Sick

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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, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would... read more
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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, who connects with grad student Emily 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 who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter and producer by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel.

Original Release

06/23/2017

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Cast

Zoe Kazan Emily Gardner
Kumail Nanjiani Kumail Nanjiani
Holly Hunter Beth Gardner
Anupam Kher Azmat Nanjiani
Aidy Bryant Mary
Bo Burnham CJ
Kurt Braunohler Chris
Adeel Akhtar Naveed Nanjiani
Linda Emond Dr. Cunningham
Celeste Arias Denise
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Showalter

Writers

Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, Kurt Braunohler

Cast

Zoe Kazan Emily Gardner
Kumail Nanjiani Kumail Nanjiani
Holly Hunter Beth Gardner
Anupam Kher Azmat Nanjiani
Aidy Bryant Mary
Bo Burnham CJ
Kurt Braunohler Chris
Adeel Akhtar Naveed Nanjiani
Linda Emond Dr. Cunningham
Celeste Arias Denise
Rebecca Naomi Jones Jesse
Jeremy Shamos Bob Dalavan
Zenobia Shroff Sharmeen Nanjiani
Vella Lovell Khadija
Shana Solomon Nurse Bette
Andrew Pang Dr. Spellman
Lawrence Ballard Dr. Lewin
Shunori Ramanathan Sumera
Matty Cardarople Stu, Fast Food Cashier
Rahul Bedi Farhan (Khadija's Father)

Producers

Jeremy Kipp Walker Executive Producer
Ben Browning Executive Producer
Glen Basner Executive Producer
Emily V. Gordon Executive Producer
Kumail Nanjiani Executive Producer
Judd Apatow Producer
Barry Mendel Producer
Amanda Glaze Producer
2018 Oscar Best Original Screenplay Nominated
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