The Big Sick 15


This film is F-Rated

Celebrating the empowerment of women in the film industry. Read more >

Add to your watch list

From the archive

This film was last shown on 10 August 2017

Comedian Kumail Nanjiani (starring as himself) and writer Emily V. Gordon use their own relationship history as inspiration for the hilariously charming The Big Sick, but this is anything but your average rom-com. An affectionate heckle from Emily (played by the scene-stealing Zoe Kazan) at one of Kumail’s stand-up gigs leads to a blossoming relationship between the two. However, mindful of his traditional Muslim family, Kumail knows that introducing Emily to his parents will most probably have him put into exile. But when a mysterious medical crisis strikes, Kumail is torn between following his heart with Emily, or honouring his family’s wishes.

The Big Sick premiered at Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and it is easy to see why: it tackles complex themes of culture, religion and identity through a unique storyline, powered by a wealth of exceptional performances.


Michael Showalter
119 mins
Holly Hunter, Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan


We use cookies to help us provide you with a better service, but do not track anything that can be used to personally identify you.

If you prefer us not to set these cookies, please visit our Cookie Settings page or continue browsing our site to accept them.