The Big Sick

An Awkward True Story.


The Big Sick
This Judd Apatow production is based on the real-life courtship between an aspiring Pakistani comedian and an American grad student. They hook up after one of his performances, and what was going to be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing. However his traditional Muslim parents have other ideas for their son, which don’t include his girlfriend. When the woman contracts a mystery illness, it forces her boyfriend to navigate the medical crisis with her parents who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Comedy, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit.

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Credits

Cast
Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar
Director
Michael Showalter
ScreenplayEmily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
MusicMichael Andrews
CinematographyBrian Burgoyne
EditingRobert Nassau
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byApatow Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, Story Ink

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomantic drama
LanguageStrong, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceOnly verbal shouting
PrejudiceLow, within comedic context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language including some sexual references
Runtime120
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
1
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday quote iconA charming return to romantic comedy.
10
Cape Times
Mehboob Bawa quote iconRomcom hits the right notes.
15
24.com
Alex Isaacs quote iconI would definitely recommend going to watch this movie on a date. It made me want to rush home with a giant stuffed giraffe.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconYou can always tell when a script is clicking and firing on all cylinders, and the one here does just that. As does everything else about the flick.
15
Metacritic.com
47 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
222 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent, The Big Sick uses its appealing leads and cross-cultural themes to prove the standard romcom formula still has some fresh angles left to explore.
20
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconThoughtful romantic dramedy has swearing, drinking, sex.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
164 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
25593 users
16
IMDB
25436 Netizens quote icon I loved it!
16
The Movie DB
Community
16

Average .. 78%

16

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