“Love ain’t easy. That’s why they call it love” – these are some of the words of wisdom shared by one of the protagonists of The Big Sick, an upcoming romantic comedy drama about a couple dealing with their cultural differences as their relationship grows.
Directed by Michael Showalter, the film, based on the true love story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon, the two being the authors of the script, stars Nanjiani himself as a Pakistani-born stand-up comic and Zoe Kazan as Emily, his American girlfriend. They start their relationship after what they deem a one night stand, and soon find themselves facing all kind of challenges, some of them quite unexpected, like Emily’s induced coma, which creates the context for him meeting her parents.
The Big Sick, starring also Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Kurt Braunohler, Bo Burnham, and Aidy Bryant, is set to screen as part of the Sundance Film Festival: London, which runs 1-4 June, and to be released in the UK theaters on July 28.
The songs used in the trailer are “Wild Honey” by the rock band U2, from their their 2000 album “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” and “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” by the indie rock band Vampire Weekend from their 2008 album “Vampire Weekend”.