The Big Sick

Allowed 120 minutes 2017 7.5

The stand-up comedian Kumail Najniani (Silicon Valley) plays himself in this critically acclaimed romantic comedy, about a young man who is fighting his way up on the stand up scenes to try and reach the big break. At a show he meets Emily. He knows from the start that a girlfriend who’s not from Pakistan won’t be approved by his parents, and when they continue to meet, he is proved right. Jan-Olov Andersson writes in Aftonbladet that it’s an “enthralling mix of humor seriousness in this romance’s culture clash and other obstacles. I haven’t been this touched and amused by a romantic comedy in a very long time”.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Feature film
Genre: Comedy, romance, bechdel approved
Director: Michael Showalter
Actor: Kumail Najiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano
Country: USA
Language: English