THE BIG SICK (15)
Monday 11th September
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani & Zoe Kazan
Approx. running time (inc. adverts): 135 minutes
Cultures cross swords as Kumail – hailing from a Pakistani Muslim background – develops a romantic relationship with a white American girl named Emily.
Kumail is a man with traditional roots, as his family are of Pakistani Muslim origins. But Kumail himself is not all that traditional...He befriends and begins a romantic relationship with a white American girl named Emily. And despite Kumail's happiness, his parents are less than impressed with his choice of girlfriend.
Deepening their problems, Emily is suddenly waylaid with a mysterious illness, leaving Kumail to attempt to appease his own parents, while also dealing with Emily's folks – Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) – whom he knows little about.
The Big Sick is adapted from the true story of lead actor Kumail Nanjiani's journey with his now real-life wife, with both of their families in tow.