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Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), in the middle of becoming a budding stand-up comedian, meets Emily (Zoe Kazan). Meanwhile, a sudden illness sets in forcing Emily to be put into a medically-induced coma. Kumail must navigate being a comedian, dealing with tragic illness, and placating his family's desire to let them fix him up with a spouse, while contemplating and figuring out who he really is and what he truly believes Written by
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Director Michael Showalter commented on the second act's darker though still humorous tone after Emily goes into her coma. He referred to how the movie approaches life stating "No matter how bad a situation gets, you've got to have humor." See more »
When Kumail is eating fast food and receives a text saying that he is supposed to be on stage in 20 minutes, the text is marked as being sent 1 day before hand. See more »
So... to fully know I love someone, I have to cheat on them?
Out loud, it sounds stupid. Eh, it's... yeah, that's terrible advice.
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In the beginning of the end credits, photos of shown of the real-life inspiration behind the Emily character, as well as the wedding between Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani and Nanjiani's real-life parents. See more »
Went to see this with my wife and we both had the same impression - underwhelming particularly given the rave reviews this movie has received. At best, it was "cute" but it felt lightweight and as others have pointed out it was not particularly funny or romantic. I was disappointed in Kumail Nanjiani given how good his character (and portrayal) is in Silicon Valley. Here he came over as somewhat flat and in addition I found Zoe Kazan as Emily irritating. Not a horrible movie but kinda blah
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