WHO’S IN IT?

Kumail Nanjiani (Fist Fight), Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks), Holly Hunter (The Piano), Ray Romano (Ice Age), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), Anupam Kher (Bend It Like Beckham), Bo Burnham (American Virgin), Aidy Bryant (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Matty Cardarople (Jurassic World), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Lovesick), Kurt Braunohler (Hits)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name Is Doris), director; Emily V. Gordon (film debut) and Kumail Nanjiani (film debut), writers; Judd Apatow (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Barry Mendel (Trainwreck), producers; Michael Andrews (Bridesmaids), composer; Brian Burgoyne (Life Partners), cinematographer; Robert Nassau (Wanderlust), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani) meets Emily (Kazan) after one of his sets, and they soon start dating. However, the expectations of Kumail’s traditional Muslim family soon drive a stake into their budding relationship, which is made even more uncertain when Emily contracts a mysterious illness and put into a medically-induced coma. Kumail must now navigate the medical crisis with Emily parents, Terry (Romano) and Beth (Hunter), as well as try and find a way to balance both his family and his heart…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

The Big Sick is not just a heartfelt and very funny romantic-comedy, but it’s also a sweet re-enactment of star and co-writer Kumail Nanjiani’s real-life courtship with his now-wife, the movie’s co-writer Emily V. Gordon.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 28TH JULY 2017