Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Bo Burnham, Aidy Bryant
Story: Romantic comedy directed by Michael Showalter based on the real courtship of Kumail Nanjiani and his now-wife, Emily V. Gordon. Kumail’s who also wrote the screenplay.
The story follows Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe 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.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Emily: This was fun.
Kumail: Wait, we haven’t had sex again yet. Stay.
Emily: I’m just not that kind of girl, I only have sex once on the first date. I’m just going to call Uber.
[as she contacts Uber, Kumail’s phone starts beeps at the same time, showing that he’s the Uber driver]
Kumail: Your travel will be ready as soon as he puts on his pants.
Kumail: I have to tell you something. I’ve, I’ve been dating this girl. She’s white. What?
Naveed: A white girl!
[the other diner patrons look at them]
Kumail: Shh. You can’t look like you and me. Yeah, a white girl.
[to the other patrons]
Kumail: It’s okay. We hate terrorist.
[as their doorbell rings]
Sharmeen: I wonder who that could be.
Kumail: I’m guessing it’s a young, single, Pakistani woman.
Sharmeen: This is Zubeida.
[as she hands Kumial a photo]
Zubeida: For your files. Your X-Files. That’s your favorite show, huh? “The truth is out there!”
[referring to his collection of photos of Pakistani women]
Emily: Are you judging Pakistan’s next Top Model?
Kumail: You know how we have arranged marriages in my culture.
Emily: Oh, my God. I’m so stupid!
Emily: Can you imagine a world in which we end up together?
Kumail: I don’t know.
Kumail: I’m looking for Emily Gardner. She was checked in tonight.
Dr. Wright: There’s an infection. We put her into medical induced coma.
Nurse Judy: [to Kumail] You should call her family.
Terry: Thank you, Kumail. We’re going to handle things from here. Please leave.
Kumail: I think I’m just going to wait anyway.
Beth: You guys broke up. I’m not sure why you’re here.
Kumail: I’m just going to stay for a second.
[referring to the seat next to her]
Kumail: Is this seat…
[Beth puts her jacket on the seat]
[Kumail takes a seat in the hospital waiting room; referring to Beth who’s looking at him]
Kumail: Is that lady still looking at me?
[joining Terry and Beth in the hospital canteen]
Terry: So, uh, 9/11. I’ve always wanted to have a conversation with…people.
Kumail: You’ve never talked to people about 9/11?
Terry: Do you want to do anything? Do you want to play parlor games?
Kumail: No, I…
Terry: Do you ever play “You Can’t Rhyme It”? You try and find a word that nobody can rhyme and then…
Kumail: Okay. Stonehenge.
Terry: Yeah, so you would win.
Kumail: I think I screwed up with your daughter.
Beth: Yeah, you did.
Terry: Let me give you some advice, Kumail. Love isn’t easy. That’s why they call it love.
Kumail: I don’t really get that.
Terry: I know. I thought I could just start saying something and something smart would come out.
The Big Sick is set to open in the US July 14, 2017 and UK July 28, 2017.