The Big Sick

The Big Sick

By Michael Showalter

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2017-07-28
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: Michael Showalter
  • Production Company: FilmNation Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 5.49
From 556 Ratings


Produced by comedy heavyweight Judd Apatow, The Big Sick is the hilarious and heart-rending true story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup 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.



  • Endearing quirky comedy

    By SimonKiero
    Not at all what I expected, utterly charming and very non-American humour. Definately worth watching if you have a dry sense of humour
  • Sub standard non comedy

    By Chopdog in Surrey
    Left me cold. Miles away from a Juno or Little Miss Sunshine. Why do American films so often have to have comedy clubs or hipster clubs where the main star has to ‘perform’? Predictable.
  • One of the best films of the year

    By SimonCuth
    Loved this movie. Funny, heartwarming and a true story!!! Recommend