Amazon Studios & Lionsgate will release THE BIG SICK in select theaters on June 23 followed by a national rollout July 14
If you watch HBO’s Silicon Valley, you will recognize Kumail Nanjiani as the sad and forlorn geek in search of love. I am a big of fan of his deadpan humor so I was so excited to find out about his movie The Big Sick based on the real-life courtship with writer Emily V. Gordon.
About 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).
The movie sounds sad right but apparently it’s a comedy and if Judd Apatow is involved you know it’s going to be funny. Stay tuned for my review because this is on my list of Summer Must See Movies.
Disclosure: NYC Single Mom was not compensated.