The Big Sick (2017)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Jun 23, 2017 (USA - Limited), Jul 14, 2017 (USA - Expanding)  |   Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A Pakistani-American standup comedian (Kumail Nanjiani) falls for a white grad student (Zoe Kazan), and decides to keep their uncertain romance a secret from his traditionalist, Muslim family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano). Emily V. Gordon and Nanjiani wrote this romantic comedy, which is based on their real-life courtship. The Big Sick made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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break-up [romantic], family-disapproval, family-illness, forbidden-love, Muslim, White (Caucasian)