The Big Sick is based on the real-life story of its writers, Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Emily Gordon. It’s about the trials and tribulations the two of them faced as a young couple, including some serious medical issues and cross-cultural hurdles, on their way to becoming man and wife. Adding to the realism is the fact that Nanjiani is essentially playing himself in the film. We spoke to Nanjiami and Gordon, who said that seeing their story on the big screen was both emotional and scary.
The Big Sick is currently playing in theaters in Los Angeles and New York.