Based on the real-life courtship: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, but they struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail must navigate the crisis with her parents and the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

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AMC Scene: THE BIG SICK Will Change Rom-Coms

Fall in love with THE BIG SICK, based on the real-life courtship of the film’s writers, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Though they’re living happily ever after, their story isn’t a fairy tale.

Cast & Crew

  • Zoe Kazan

    Zoe KazanActor

  • KUMAIL NANJIANI

    KUMAIL NANJIANIActor

    Kumail Nanjiani was born on February 21, 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is an actor and writer, known for The Big Sick (2017), Life as We Know It (2010) and Central Intelligence (2016). He has been married to Emily V. Gordon since July 14, 2007.
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  • HOLLY HUNTER

    HOLLY HUNTERActor

    Holly Hunter was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Opal Marguerite (Catledge), a homemaker, and Charles Edwin Hunter, a part-time sporting goods company representative and farmer with a 250 acre farm. She is the youngest of seven children. Her parents encouraged her talent at an early age, and her first acting part was as Helen Keller in a fifth-grade play. In 1976 she went to Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University. After graduating in 1980, she went to New York City, where she met playwright Beth Henley in a stalled elevator. Hunter went on to get roles in a number of Henley's southern gothic plays, including Crimes of the Heart and The Miss Firecracker Contest. In 1982 the actress went to Los Angeles. She landed her first starring role in the movies in the Coen brothers' Raising Arizona (1987), a part that is said to have been written with her in mind. She gained stardom in 1987 when she played the driven TV news producer Jane Craig in James L. Brooks' Broadcast News (1987). In 1993 she earned an Academy Award and worldwide acclaim with her performance as a mute bride to a New Zealand planter in The Piano (1993).
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  • Ray Romano

    Ray RomanoActor

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  • VELLA LOVELL

    VELLA LOVELLActor

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