The Big Sick (15)

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The Big Sick (15)

USA/2017/120mins/15 Dir: Michael Showalter With: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Adeel Akhtar, Ray Romano

Set in Chicago, Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail begins a romance with academic Emily, 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, Beth and Terry who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. 

"Infused with honesty and authenticity, Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser is an instantly winning heart-stealer and a superbly well-timed story of culture clash that resolves into a lovely tale of mutual understanding and acceptance... This movie has empathy on its mind as much as comedy, and it’s simply a joy to see it excel at both."
Vulture

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