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.
Before auditioning, actress Zoe Kazan watched videos of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon to help get a better understanding of them and their characters.
He's like if a serial killer fucked an inspirational speaker.
CJ: He's like Daniel Day-Lewis except he sucks.
In the hospital waiting room scene when Kumail first comes back after being told he could go home, Emily's mom's necklace is tangled in her glasses chain. In the next shot, they are separated.
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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