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Big Sick, The (15)

Comedy, Romance

A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.

The critical consensus

Mixing a rom-coma into the romcom, this smart, sweet and highly personal love story finds a winning formula.

****(*)Kate Stables, Total Film, 24/07/2017

The Big Sick is the perfect cure for anyone who comes over all queasy at the mere mention of a rom-com.

****(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 24/07/2017

Edgy and hilarious, Nanjiani and Gordon’s true story of cross-cultural love is a Trump-baiting marvel that’s worth the hype.

****(*)Jimi Famurewa, Empire Online, 24/07/2017

Smart performances jolly us towards a well-earned happy ending.

***(*)(*)Mike McCahill, Little White Lies, 25/07/2017

This date movie, produced by Judd Apatow and based on the real lives of writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon, is charmingly free of irony and cynicism.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 27/07/2017

While it brings the romcom up to date by changing the surrounding landscape, it remains true to the spirit of genre in the most fundamental way: you can’t help rooting for its protagonists to get together.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 27/07/2017

It may not be perfect but The Big Sick is smart and witty and likely to be the summer’s finest romantic comedy.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 28/07/2017

Illness threatens a blossoming romance in a touching cross-cultural comedy based on the co-writers’ real-life courtship.

****(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 30/07/2017

Features about Big Sick, The (15)

The Big Sick's Kumail Najiani and Emily Gordon: 'In America, the idea of a cross-cultural relationship is still controversial'.

Tim Lewis, The Observer, 16/07/2017

Director Michael Showalter on perfecting the rom-com.

Clarisse Loughrey, The Guardian, 20/07/2017

The Big Sick does stand-up comedy right by doing it wrong.

Nick Chen, Little White Lies, 25/07/2017

The Big Sick: A look at the real-life love story behind one of this year's best comedies.

Clarisse Loughrey, The Guardian, 26/07/2017

The Big Sick's Zoe Kazan.

James Mottram, The Independent, 26/07/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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