The Big Sick (M)

The Big Sick movie poster

Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent.

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, it tells the story of Kumail,a Pakistani comic, who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

"a rom-com of both heart and brain about a couple tested by illness and clashing cultures." - TORONTO STAR

"this genuine fact-based texture...helps to make the film feel far from a Hollywood construct." - GUARDIAN

"Again and again, [Showalter] finds that laughter-through-tears sweet spot, often in the unlikeliest of places." - ROBEREBERT.COM

"Not just the funniest romcom in ages, it's one of 2017's best films." - ROLLING STONE

Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Director: Michael Showalter


Thursday, 31 August 2017: 11:30 AM (ends 1:35 PM) Reserve

Friday, 1 September 2017: 2:00 PM (ends 4:05 PM) Reserve

Saturday, 2 September 2017: 5:30 PM (ends 7:35 PM) Reserve

Sunday, 3 September 2017: 1:20 PM (ends 3:25 PM) Reserve

Wednesday, 6 September 2017: 11:30 AM (ends 1:35 PM) Reserve

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $12 • Seniors $10 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10 • Two movies same day/person $19 - includes tea or coffee (3D films excluded)
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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