The Big Sick
- Original title
The Big Sick
- Running time
- 119 min.
- United States
Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Rebecca Naomi Jones,
Filmnation Entertainment / Story Ink
Romance. Drama. Comedy | Romantic Comedy. Comedy-Drama. Disease. Based On A True Story. Independent Film (US)
- Synopsis / Plot
- It tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Screenplay
: Valladolid Film Festival - Seminci: Youth Award (ex aequo)
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Screenplay
: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
: Critics Choice Awards: Best Comedy. 6 Nominations
2017: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nom. Best Screenplay & Sup. Actress (Hunter)
: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Picture & Supporting Actress (Hunter)
: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Cast & Supp. Actress (Hunter)
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