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The Big Sick

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Original title
The Big Sick
Running time
119 min.
United States United States
Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Michael Andrews
Brian Burgoyne
Filmnation Entertainment, Story Ink
Romance. Drama. Comedy | Romantic Comedy. Comedy-Drama. Disease/illness. 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.
2017: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2017: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Screenplay
2017: Valladolid Film Festival - Seminci: Youth Award (ex aequo)
2017: Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Screenplay
2017: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2017: Critics Choice Awards: Best Comedy. 6 Nominations
2017: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nom. Best Screenplay & Sup. Actress (Hunter)
2017: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Nom. Best Screenplay & Sup. Actress (Hunter)
2017: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Picture & Supporting Actress (Hunter)
2017: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2017: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2017: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Cast & Supp. Actress (Hunter)
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