A big hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (where Fandango’s Erik Davis raved about it), an audience award winner at SXSW and soon to be a favorite of movie fans worldwide, The Big Sick is one of the hottest alternatives to the summer’s blockbusters.
Watch as Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano introduce the new trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy:
When it comes out: June 23 (limited), July 14 (wide)
Who is in it: Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Aidy Bryant, Adeel Akhtar, Anupam Kher
What it is about: Nanjiani plays himself in this autobiographical romantic comedy about how he and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, met and fell in love in spite of their racial and cultural differences and obstacles and then how he won over her parents (played by Romano and Hunter) while she was in a coma. The couple cowrote the movie, which is directed by Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name Is Doris), and costars Kazan in the Gordon role.
How the new trailer is: It’s funny that Nanjiani and Romano set up the trailer by rejecting dishonest marketing yet the trailer apparently sells a slightly different movie than it truly is. Basically, The Big Sick looks much sappier in the trailer than we can expect. Even if it is so sentimental, it also looks very funny and seems to be a terrific showcase for Nanjiani as a leading man. Raves out of the festivals also claim Romano and Hunter are big scene stealers and we don’t totally get that from the trailer, but that’s a good thing. Hopefully they’re not showing us all of the movie’s best moments.
What other people are saying:
“Nanjiani and Kazan have wonderful chemistry in the trailer, and the tension between Kumail and Emily’s parents is delicious.” – Lena Wilson, Screen Rant
“Viewers can see immediately that this is a film that is full of heart and will be one of the must-see films of the summer.” – Charles Dean, The Playlist
Watch our review:
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) January 21, 2017