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The Big Sick at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
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The Big Sick at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 28 July–17 August 2017, from £5.00 - Visit now

Real-life married couple Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Emily V. Gordon provide the script for what is set to be one of this summer’s biggest indie crowd pleasers with a co-written, adapted account of the troubled beginnings of their relationship. The stranger than fiction story takes in the early difficulties the pair faced as an mixed-race couple (primarily with Nanjiani’s Muslim parents), and then the ways in which those difficulties were compounded when Emily became gravely ill and had to be placed into a medically induced coma.

Starring Nanjiani as himself, and Zoe Kazan as the fictionalised version of Emily, this lightly likeable comedy coasts by on an easy charm, without ever threatening to seriously interrogate any of the difficult subjects it raises. Veterans Ray Romano and Holly Hunter stand out as Emily’s parents who arrive in town in order to look after their comatose daughter. Some viewers will bemoan the lack of spikiness in this typically slick Judd Apatow production, but the film finds enough genuine laughs to remain appealing as polished indie rom-com product.

The Big Sick at HOME Manchester, Manchester

28 July–17 August 2017
From £5.00

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