The Big Sick

Gibsons, Monday January 8, 2018, 7:30pm

The Big Sick
U.S.A 2017, 120 min., drama/romance
Director: Michael Showalter

Funny, heartfelt and intelligent, this semi-autobiographical story explores the challenging interracial courtship of a Pakistani comedian, Kumail, and a grad student, Emily Kazan, beyond the usual confines of romantic comedy.

When a mysterious illness puts Emily into a coma and reveals their relationship, Kumail must face her feisty family, the disapproval of his Muslim parents, and the full depth of his own feelings. The humour is dark and the laughs abundant in this fresh and funny romance.