The Big Sick [Blu-ray] [2017]

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  • Release Date: 09/19/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (162 out of 168)

Special Features


  • 2017 SXSW Film Festival panel
  • A personal journey: the making of The Big Sick
  • Deleted scenes
  • The Big Sick: the other stuff
  • The bigger sick: stick around for more laughs
  • The real story

Synopsis


The Big Sick
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. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kumail Nanjiani
    Kumail Nanjiani - Kumail
  • Zoe Kazan
    Zoe Kazan - Emily
  • Holly Hunter
    Holly Hunter - Beth
  • Ray Romano
    Ray Romano - Terry
  • Anupam Kher
    Anupam Kher - Azmat



Customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Story taken from real life

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    AVcollector
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    Though i'ts billed as a comedy, it's more of a real life style humor. The couple who wrote the movie took it from their real life. I don't think it would be a spoiler to say that it covers their relationship and their relationships with their parents while she is put into a medical coma to try and save her life. They did find a way to find some humor into the events that closely mirror what happened (according to the extras). There is a lot of drama to go with the laughs as it is anchored very well into a real story that should keep anyone who likes in depth character pieces. Definitely worthy of the hype that went on around this film when it came out in the theaters. Even the dvd has a fair amount of extras that help add to the movie for those who like to get more for their money than just a movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Different and funny

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    Danny
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    People had reasons for disliking this movie, like the idea that it is another in a line of films and shows that make beautiful the idea of leaving behind your religious background for an Americanized foreigner, but this was based on the real couple behind the movie, so it sounds a bit unfair to throw it in with the rest. That being said, many comedians I love were in this doing both dramatic and comedic scenes, and the characters were all people I feel I'd met before. A sweet story with enough funny to not require devastatingly cruel scenes or holy sh_t moments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the big sick

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    johnnyangel2010
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    I wouldn't be surprised to see Kumail and (the real life) Emily sharing an Academy Award nomination next year for Best Original Screenplay, for The Big Sick is that rare kind of film that delivers some huge laughs along with a substantial amount of heart. Performances are top notch, some of the cultural critiquing is enjoyably incisive, and the undeniable sweetness that Kumail seems to almost genetically generate is more than amply on display. Technical merits are strong, and The Big Sick comes Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the biggest surprises of the year!

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    ImLando
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    Just the kind of film we should be turning out here stateside. An excellent compelling story with wonderful characters you can fall in love with and driven by so much emotion with an excellent director's hand to pull it all together. The best filmmakers make it look easy - Michael Showalter and his team are no exception. This film feels effortless and its one of the best Rom-Coms I have ever seen. A true genre changer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great flick nobody knows about.

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    MovieGuy21
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    I feel like only my film friends have talked to me about this this movie. What a flick! The performances were great and relatable. The chemistry between the cast is phenomenal and I couldn’t help but but get choked up a bit multiple times. This isn’t you’re every day comedy, but if you’re looking for something farther than just dirty joke, this is for you. My only issue was some pacing issues near the middle of the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Decent Movie

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    bigbaddave777
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    After seeing previews for this movie I decided to give it a shot, turns out that it is actually a pretty decent movie. Basically a comedy with some drama mixed in, its based on a true story which compared to many "based on true events" movies, its probably a fairly accurate representation of what happened where a lot of those kind of movies take a lot more liberty with those 'actual events'

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, yet hilarious film

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    JoseQ
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    This film will move you in so many directions, you can't help but enjoy it. One minute you're crying with emotion, the next you're crying in laughter. It is a comedy with a very strong heart. Kumail and his wife did an excellent job writing this story and they executed it phenomenally. You will enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not Your Normal Chick Flick

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    Artguy
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    I thought this movie was great. I wanted to see it over the summer when it was released in the theaters. However, I missed my chance, and my wife and I rented it one night. It was hilarious, touching, sweet, and romantic all at the same time, without being sanguine or fake.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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