Out This Week: The Big Sick

A few months ago, I was at Sundance Film Festival: London where I was lucky enough to see some of the best new films that are soon to be released. One of my top picks from the festival was The Big Sick, starring Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romaro, Holly Hunter and Zoe Kazan. The Big Sick is based on the remarkable true story of Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon’s courtship and is one of the best rom-coms I’ve seen in years.

Photo by Sarah Shatz.

Aspiring stand-up comedian and Uber driver Kumail meets medical student Emily at one of his shows and a romance begins. However, due to Kamail’s family’s strict religious beliefs and their desire for him to marry a Pakistani woman, Kamail calls things off just as their relationship begins to get serious. When Emily is taken to hospital with a sudden life-threatening illness, Kamail spends time with Emily’s family, barely leaving their side in their time of need and soon realises the mistakes he has made. Directed by Michael Showalter and produced by the legendary Judd Apatow, The Big Sick is sure to be one of the summer’s biggest hits!

Check out a hilarious scene from the movie, where Kumail faces yet another potential wife his mum has arranged for him to meet, and hopefully marry!

Be sure to check out The Big Sick, released in cinemas this Friday 28th July by StudioCanal