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.
Director Michael Showalter commented on the second act's darker though still humorous tone after Emily goes into her coma. He referred to how the movie approaches life stating "No matter how bad a situation gets, you've got to have humor."
Listen, I had a really nice time, thank you very much. I'm just going to like, call an Uber, go home and I hope
Kumail: Your driver will be ready as soon as he puts on his pants.
Kumail tells Emily that 'The Abominable Dr. Phibes' was made in 1969 by MGM. The film was released by American International in 1971.
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.
$421,577 (USA) (23 June 2017)
$42,487,093 (USA) (15 September 2017)
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