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The Big Sick (M)

‘The Big Sick’ tells the true story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (who plays himself), who connects with grad student Emily after one of his stand-up 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. Then Emily is beset with a mystery illness forcing Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Comedy, Romance

Starring: Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Kumail Nanjiani

Running time: 120 minutes

Rating: M for offensive language and sexual references