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The Big Sick
Pearls

The Big Sick tells the real-life story of Kumail and Emily, a couple who meet after one of his comedy sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, despite their cultural differences. The situation complicates everyone’s lives given the expectations harboured by Kumail’s traditional Muslim parents. And to make matters worse, Emily is beset with a mysterious illness...

BIOGRAPHY

Michael Showalter is a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. In 2005 he directed his first feature-length film, The Baxter, which he also wrote and starred. In 2015 he co-wrote and directed Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Sally Field and winner of the Audience Award at the South by Southwest Festival. He has also participated in the creation of numerous television projects, such as Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015, Netflix) and Search Party (2016, TBS). The Big Sick won the Audience Award at the Locarno and SXSW festivals.

CAST & CREW
Director
Michael Showalter
Screenplay
Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Production
Apatow Company
Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel
Photography
Brian Burgoyne
Edition
Robert Nassau
Music
Michael Andrews
Cast
Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Sales
FilmNation Entertainment
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CA 90028
Los Angeles
USA
Web
Running Time
120 m.
Country
USA
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