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Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

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Directed by

Michael Showalter

Written by

Emily V. Gordon (Writer)
Kumail Nanjiani (Writer)

Runtime

120 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

An awkward true story.

Cast

Keywords

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