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The Big Sick

HD   R Closed Captioning

Michael Showalter

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About the Movie

Based on the real-life courtship: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, but they struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail must navigate the crisis with her parents and the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 253
  • Fresh: 249
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 8.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The film does push against most of the easy rom-com cliches to deliver a satisfying adult comedy. One value it does share with most American comedies is how its veneer of humour packages a set of values that are chiefly conservative and very American. – Jim Schembri, 3AW, Aug 11, 2017

Fresh: Utterly refreshing, like a big bowl of ice cream after a serving of spicy food. – Matt Neal, ABC Radio (Australia), Aug 7, 2017

Fresh: Both the script and the direction, from Michael Showalter, move with such pleasing assurance, held aloft by warm currents of banter backstage and at the dinner table, that you don't notice the deceptions that Kumail practises in the name of deference. – Craig Mathieson, The Sunday Age, Aug 7, 2017

Fresh: After a slow start, the film gradually accumulates funny and surprising details, many of them surely drawn directly from life. – Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia), Aug 4, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Honest and captivating

Caught between love and family, the hero of this story struggles to resolve this conflict.

Loved it!

It is a sweet, funny and a little sad movie. Highly recommend!

Funny and Touching

Well done Drama/Conedy/Romance about a man trying to figure out who he wants to be and the girl that helps him make up his heart and mind. Touching and really funny with some really great acting all around.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2017

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