R | | Comedy, Drama, 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.
18 July 2017 | RforFilm
10 | The Big Sick is a cute story about the sacrifices between family traditions and significant others
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In the film it's mentioned more than once that Kumail is a fan of the TV series, The X-Files. In reality, Kumail Nanjiani actually appeared in an episode of The X-Files in 2016.
I don't want kids. People say, "Sam, you're gonna love it. This kid... you're gonna have a kid. He's gonna be your best friend." A best friend that pukes on you and shits everywhere and is constantly screaming. I already *have* friends like that.
Although the film is set in Chicago and Emily is said to be at "City Hospital," a sign for Katz Women's Hospital at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York is clearly visible when Kumail arrives.
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.
$7,529,590 (USA) (16 July 2017)
$38,151,532 (USA) (21 August 2017)
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