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.
While directing the film, Michael Showalter frequently collaborated with the cast and encouraged improvisation.
So... to fully know I love someone, I have to cheat on them?
Terry: Out loud, it sounds stupid. Eh, it's... yeah, that's terrible advice.
Early in the film we see Kumail throw a photograph on the pile of pictures in his cigar box. Below several other pictures is a photograph of a woman in a light blue hijab. Later in the film he again throws a photograph on the pile. It is the same picture of the woman in the light blue hijab.
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)
$42,872,467 (USA) (19 October 2017)
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