The Big Sick
- 1hr 59m
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Many are put in a position where someone will be hurt. unavoidable, that good person will go to great lengths to follow the dictates of others' incomprehensible allegiance to archaic traditions that have never worked and never will as long as there are individuals who demand that RIGHT to be individual. this story illustrates this truth beautifully. .
Very well written and super cute movie, great banter. I cried, I laughed, I absolutely loved it. And it was a true story?! Doesn't get better. The acting was amazing as well.
It’s hilariously hyperverbal, yet wonderfully heartfelt.
This movie keeps a lot of balls in the air: generational and cultural conflict, hospital drama, screwball banter — and only rarely lets one drop.
One of the best things about The Big Sick is that the obstacles facing this relationship are real and relatable. It’s a funny movie, but it’s about really serious stuff.
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Movie Info & Cast
- Kumail Nanjiani
- Zoe Kazan
- Holly Hunter
- Ray Romano
- Anupam Kher
- Zenobia Shroff
- Adeel Akhtar
- Bo Burnham
- Aidy Bryant
- Kurt Braunohler
Did You Know?
- 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.
- Although the film is set in Chicago and Emily is said to be at "City Hospital," a sign for Katz Women's Hospital at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York is clearly visible when Kumail arrives.
- Terry: So, uh, 9/11.
- Kumail: What's my stance on 9/11? Oh um, anti. It was a tragedy, I mean we lost 19 of our best guys.
- Beth: Huh?
- Kumail: That was a joke, obviously. 9/11 was a terrible tragedy. And it's not funny to joke about it.
- [everyone looks at Terry expectantly]
- Terry: No I mean, I've always wanted to have a conversation with
- [gestures at Kumail]
- Terry: about it. With
- [gestures again at Kumail]
- Terry: people.
- Kumail: You've never talked to people about 9/11?
- Terry: No what's your, what's your stance?