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The Big Sick (2017)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Michael Showalter
Writers: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Starring: Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano

"An Awkward True Story."

Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

Plot summary from IMDb: Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), in the middle of becoming a budding stand-up comedian, meets Emily (Zoe Kazan). Meanwhile, a sudden illness sets in forcing Emily to be put into a medically-induced coma. Kumail must navigate being a comedian, dealing with tragic illness, and placating his family's desire to let them fix him up with a spouse, while contemplating and figuring out who he really is and what he truly believes.

Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 84 nominations.
Runtime: 120 min



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