Nanjiani and Showalter imbue the film with so much more character-based truth than we usually see from the genre. It's the best romantic comedy in years.

— Brian Tallerico,

The Big Sick

Film • Aug 4–Aug 24

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Director: Michael Showalter

Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, 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, complicating 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, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

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2017. USA. 119 minutes. Rated R for language including some sexual references.