This week’s multicultural movie review is on the romantic comedy The Big Sick.

IMDB Summary: Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gordon fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations and his true feelings.


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 Multicultural Topics Addressed

  • Family expectations
  • Stereotyping
  • Cultural traditions and differences
  • Conflict in romantic relationships
  • Arranged marriage
  • Being Muslim in America

WATCH The Big Sick Movie Trailer

IMDB Rating: 7.7/10

Movie poster tagline: “An Awkward True Story”

Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter

Directed by Michael Showalter

Produced by Judd Apatow

 The Big Sick Multicultural Movie Review with Petronella Lugemwa

Movie Awards

  • Nominated Best Comedy & Best Picture (Critics Choice Award)
  • Won Comedy Ensemble of the Year (Hollywood Film Award)
  • Nominated Best Motion Picture (Satellite Award)

Released: July 14, 2017 (USA)

Where you can watch the movie

  1. Amazon
  2. Itunes
  3. Youtube

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