R | | Comedy, Romance
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon had a podcast called The Indoor Kids where they discussed video games. The name refers to a line from Wet Hot American Summer which director Michael Showalter co-wrote.
So, uh, 9/11.
Terry: No I mean, I've always wanted to have a conversation with
Terry: about it. With
Kumail: You've never talked to people about 9/11?
Terry: No what's your, what's your stance?
Kumail: What's my stance on 9/11? Oh um, anti. It was a tragedy, I mean we lost 19 ...
Although he lives in Chicago, Kumail's car has a New York inspection sticker on the windshield.
In the beginning of the end credits, photos of shown of the real-life inspiration behind the Emily character, as well as the wedding between Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani and Nanjiani's real-life parents.
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