The Big Sick

The Big Sick

With high praises following its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and named “Festival Favourite” by audience members at South by Southwest, Just For Laughs is proud to present the Montreal premiere of The Big Sick, produced by comedy mastermind Judd Apatow.

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his stand-up sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

The Big Sick is directed by Michael Showalter (Hello My Name Is Doris) and produced by Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, This Is 40) and Barry Mendel (Trainwreck, The Royal Tenenbaums).


The Big Sick will hold its Montreal premiere on Wednesday, July 5th 2017 at 7:00 pm at La Cinémathèque québécoise.


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