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, RogerEbert.com
The Big Sick
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.