Film Series — The Big Sick (2017)

Directed by Michael Showalter. Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan). 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. Kumail must deal with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.