The Big SickComedy, Drama, Romance
Story of The Big Sick actually happened that way.
Cast & Crew
The Big Sick Movie Review:
The Big Sick is a warm-hearted and unconventional romantic comedy that has emotional moments as well as many great laughs. Nanjiani's roots in comedy, paired with Michael Showalter's directorial work wrap the storyline into entertaining lessons. Directed by Michael Showalter starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Anupam Kher, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Zenobia Shroff.
The true love story between the screenwriters of the film, Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani has already won 1 Oscar nomination as well. GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA: It sounds like a bad script, but the story of The Big Sick actually happened that way, because that's how Comedian and Silicon Valley actor Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon got to know each other.
And who could tell this story better than the two themselves? So they wrote the screenplay, found Judd Apatow a producer who knows American comedy well, and Michael Showalter as a director. The result, titled The Big Sick, hit Sundance like a bomb, and won the Audience Award at the SXSW Festival From his experience Kumail wrote the film that, between laughter and emotion, became the beautiful The Big Sick.
If the first part accuses the cliché of the cultural clash a bit, the rest of the film uses a magnificent writing where them is room for many laughs. Kumail is a young Pakistani comedian, raised in the United States with his parents and older brother: during the day he works as a driver for Uber while at night he performs as a comedian in evenings dedicated to stand-up comedy.
During a show he meets Emily, an American girl with whom he begins a relationship. For months Kumail hides the story to the family: her parents are Muslims and would not stand the sight of their son with a woman far from their traditions. When Emily discovers the truth, she breaks the relationship and moves away from the man she loves. Sometime later Kumail discovers that Emily is hospitalized because of a rare disease.
At the same time, Kumail will have to deal also with his family, who constantly insists on wanting to tie him to the traditions of his people.