Amazon Prime Premieres THE BIG SICK Starring Kumail Nanjiani & Zoe Kazan

Kumail Nanjiani was the host on last Saturday’s SNL and during the opening he spoke about how his family took to his courtship with Emily V. Gordon.  Based on his talk I wanted to see this film.  And today I received a press release about that film, THE BIG SICK.

THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup 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. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.  THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and produced by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).

Amazon Studios’ THE BIG SICK will premiere on Amazon Prime Video November 24th

Directed by Michael Showalter
Written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani
Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano
Produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel

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