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The Big Sick film review

Don't miss this heart-warming comedy directed by Michael Showalter

by Ellen Tout

The Big Sick

An unlikely, but uplifting romance, all circling around a medically-induced coma – The Big Sick will move you to laughter and tears.

Based on the real relationship between comedian Kumail Nanjiani and writer Emily V. Gordon, it’s also co-written by the couple and stars Nanjiani. The pair meet in a bar when student Emily (Zoe Kazan) heckles Kumail during his regular stand-up set.

Despite their intentions for a one-night stand, and expectations from Kumail’s traditional Muslim parents, the pair are drawn together.

But when Emily falls ill and is in a coma for 12 days, Kumail is left to justify the relationship to his unapproving family and win over Emily’s parents.

Their story is an honest, feel-good journey.

Watch the trailer for The Big Sick here:

The Big Sick is out this Friday, 28 July.