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The Big Sick is the 2017 romantic comedy, directed by Michael Showalter and starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan. Kumail plays himself in this autobiographical retelling of his relationship with his now wife, Emily Gordon (who co-wrote the film with Nanjiani).
The film deals with issues of familial expectations, cultural clashes, and what it's like to be a foreign born but American raised person working between two very strong worlds.
When Kumail and Emily's relationship falters early on, the two are brought back together when Emily becomes deeply ill and falls into a coma. Kumail must learn to challenge the life his parents have set for him as well as connect with Emily's parents to prove he's not the guy they think he is.
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