‘The Big Sick’ Trailer Unveils Kumail Nanjiani’s Heartfelt Rom-Com

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Take a look at the first official trailer released for The Big Sick, a romantic dramedy starring and co-written by comedian Kumail Nanjiani.

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail and Emily Gordon, played by Zoe Kazan in the film, The Big Sick tells the story of a young man and woman from two different culture who meet and fall in love. When she contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail is forced to face her parents (Ray Romano & Holly Hunter) and his true feelings.

The early reviews have been very solid since the film’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival, with many commending the film on its balance of heart and humour, and its insight on culture clashes and love. The solid trailer below provides a nice look at the film, which could pack more of an emotional punch than you’d expect.

Directed by Michael Showalter, who also helmed the underseen 2015 Sally Field-starring dramedy, Hello, My Name Is Doris. Kumail and his real-life wife Emily Gordon wrote the screenplay together. Judd Apatow is on board as producer.

The Big Sick will hit the US in a limited run on June 23 before opening wide on July 14.

Synopsis for The Big Sick:

The Big Sick is based on the real-life courtship between Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Kumail Nanjiani) and grad student Emily Gordon (Zoe Kazan) who fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings.

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