'The Big Sick' Review: A Charming, Real-Life Rom-Com

Kumail Nanjiani's 'The Big Sick' brings serious tension to romantic comedy.
Kumail Nanjiani plays Kumail and Zoe Kazan plays Emily in "The Big Sick."

Remember Meet the Parents? Girlfriend takes nice boyfriend home to meet her mother and father, and all manner of awkwardness ensues. The Big Sick adds two layers to that rom-com recipe, one novel (girlfriend falls into a medically induced coma) and one increasingly common (boyfriend’s devout Muslim parents are pushing him toward an arranged

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