The Big Sick features that time-honored classic love story: Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, girl falls into a coma, boy meets girl's parents while she's in said coma. Oh, and there's also the element of cultural differences between the boy's traditional Pakistani Muslim family and the girl's white American family. I mean, the whole thing's almost too cliche at this point, right?

After runs at Sundance and SXSW, The Big Sick opens the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival. Produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Michael Showalter, the atypical romantic comedy tells the real life story of Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Emily V. Gordon's unusual courtship. The now-married couple co-wrote the script. Nanjiani stars as himself, Zoe Kazan portrays Emily, and Ray Romano and Holly Hunter play Emily's parents.

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May 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM