‘The Big Sick’ Clip: Ray Romano Wants to Know Kumail Nanjiani’s ‘Stance’ on 9/11
You know those conversations wherein there’s a distinct moment of “Oh my god, I can’t believe that person just said that?” As a look into what it’s like for a Muslim-born man with a traditional family navigating the world of 21st century relationships, Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick has a couple of those. For example: a hilarious new clip features Ray Romano asking Nanjiani how he feels about 9/11. Engage cringe.
“So… 9/11” is a hell of a way to begin a conversation, especially with your daughter’s boyfriend. In The Big Sick, Romano and Holly Hunter play the parents of a girl Nanjiani begins to date, and it looks like their first meeting doesn’t exactly go smoothly. Nanjiani has a pretty funny comeback though, even if it falls a little flat with the parents.
Here’s The Big Sick’s synopsis:
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
The Big Sick hits select theaters on June 23 and goes wide on July 14.