Rent The Big Sick (2017)

3.6 of 5 from 747 ratings
1h 55min
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Synopsis:
'The Big Sick' is the hilarious and heart-rending true story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his stand-up sets. 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 (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano), who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel
Writers:
Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/11/2017
Run Time:
115 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • A Personal Journey: The Making Of 'The Big Sick'
  • The Bigger Sick: Stick Around for More Laughs
  • The Big Sick: The Other Stuff
  • 2017 SXSW Film Festival Panel
  • Cast and Filmmaker Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/11/2017
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A Personal Journey: The Making Of 'The Big Sick'
  • The Bigger Sick: Stick Around for More Laughs
  • The Big Sick: The Other Stuff
  • 2017 SXSW Film Festival Panel
  • Cast and Filmmaker Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes

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Reviews (6) of The Big Sick

Tear Jerker - The Big Sick review by JD

Spoiler Alert
07/12/2017

A beautiful movie. Funny, sad, based on a true story and very well acted.

Interesting to follow the life of an American muslin who meets and falls for a white girl, who suddenly suffers a major trauma.

Have the hankies ready, but be prepared to laugh a lot too at the witty script.

Watch without prejudice . A superb film.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Nanjiani is great, but the girlfriend is very irritating. - The Big Sick review by JR

Spoiler Alert
22/12/2017

Kumail Nanjiani is fantastic - his humour is so low key and dry. The girlfriend's parents are engaging, feisty and funny too. But the girlfriend is one of those "quirky, kooky" young female characters so beloved by male American film makers - for quirky and kooky, read annoying and unbelievable for example, she wakes up and demands to go to a coffee shop in the middle of the night because she is too embarrassed to use the toilet in the boyfriend's flat. The film benefited from her absence in the second half, and Nanjiani, his parents and her parents could get into top comedy gear.

3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

True story? - The Big Sick review by HM

Spoiler Alert
16/04/2018

A stand up comedian of Pakistani descent meets white girl. His parents very anti. A moving tale which appears to be based on actual events. A bit weird in places but engaging nonetheless. Worth seeing, fine performances, not least from the male subject himself! The female character (bed ridden for half the film) is a Woody Allen cookie character we would all like to date.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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