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.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was very well received, which started a bidding war between Sony, Focus Features, Amazon and Netflix for the distribution rights. The co-creator of the film, Kumail Nanjiani, wanted the film to have theatrical distribution, which eliminated Netflix from the bidding war since they are not a proponent in that distribution model. The film's distribution rights were eventually bought for around $12 million by Amazon, who is a big proponent of the theatrical experience, with all of its films getting at least some kind of theatrical run. The $12 million deal was one of the largest deals in Sundance's history.
It was horrible, too. As soon as I was finished, as soon as I finished, I was like, "what did you fucking do? What did you just do?"
Terry: "What did you do?"
Terry: You know, that-that, uh, moment of clarity you get, right after an orgasm.
On the marketing image that shows all the characters, movie title etc, it shows Kumail's mother wearing a hospital visitors pass. She never went to the hospital.
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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