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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.

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 2017-03-30

Runtime 120 minutes

Budget $5m

Revenue $56m


TMDB 7.3


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Likewise shared a tip "Streaming on Prime Video"

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CupcakeTron shared a tip "Not your typical rom com. Storyline is refreshing with quirky humor."

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ian shared a tip "Fun movie. Worth watching"

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ian shared a tip "Really fun comedy. Really funny rom com’s are rare. This one hits the mark"

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shemdani shared a tip "A wonderful movie with some really good fun."

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kathy_clyne shared a tip "This is a pretty good movie"

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jill_a.m. shared a tip "Love. Love. Love. Kumail Nanjiani is a rockstar."

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nicole_norm shared a tip "Love Kumail Nanjiani!"

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sarah_schoenhaar shared a tip "Add Kumail Nanjiani to the list of comedians that are better dramatic actors than the dramatic actors"

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yumi shared a tip "It wasn‘t an average rom com and even better after I found out it is based on a true story!"

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NaomiZukor shared a tip "Looooove this. So funny and sad and funny again."

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lisa_miranda_786 shared a tip "It's really sweet!"

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kamy shared a tip "Awesome movie! Had me on the edge of my seat and just loved it!"

brenda_m_3140 shared a tip "Funnyyyyyy"

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laurensimpson shared a tip "Perfect movie for a date night."

shane_cawley shared a tip "Well written"

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olwen_morton shared a tip "heat breaking full of romance and some laughs"

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pradeep_pande shared a tip "A bit cliched !!"

courtney_flor shared a tip "Would watch this with my gals or a date. Adorbs and hilarious."

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christine_shiner_sa shared a tip "Kept our attention. Was sweet true story"

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tracie_mathis shared a tip "Watched this on a plane, my first intl flight. Love this story."

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jholder47 shared a tip "Kept throwing me for loops! But kept laughing the whole time!"

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ariana_goswick shared a tip "Speaks to family pressures of dating outside of the Muslim religion."

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soni_mar shared a tip "Simply loved the fact that this is an actual real love story.. I need one right now..."

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courtney_zani shared a tip "This movie was surprisingly fun and refreshing. The fact that it is semi-true makes it even better."

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wiley_oconnor shared a tip "Great movie!"

sandi_kaiser shared a tip "Lovely"

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rashae_boyd shared a tip "Heartfelt and so funny"

heidi_1736 shared a tip "Hard to pick just one! Did love The Station Agent!"

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julia_miller_9969 shared a tip "Funny but with a romantic heart"

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fahad_mamun shared a tip "*starring"

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samantha_perrie shared a tip "Both funny and also heartbreaking. Watched this on a plane and had to try and hide the tears"

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damian_david_chapman shared a tip "This film has so many perks & is a real good 'feel good' flick. Title sucks but don't let it dissuade you as its a real charmer."

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elizabeth_carter_5260 shared a tip "It’s a Judd Apatow movie - how can you go wrong!?! Beyond that, it’s just a great story."

mary_rodriguez_7244 shared a tip "👏👍"

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nishal_pattan shared a tip "Awesome movie, a tear jerker"

marian_goodell shared a tip "funny"

sav_3980 shared a tip "Genuinely funny Rom-Com. Unique background story, and overall great cast."

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sandi_kaiser_824 shared a tip "This is really fun, funny and sad too, covering a gamut of emotions. The dialog and Nanjing were great"

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brandimpage shared a tip "It is a good movie"

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michelle_larson_556 shared a tip "It's so good! I need to watch it again."

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rose_marlowe_9651 shared a tip "This movie overwhelmed me in the absolute best way. I can’t believe I had never heard of it before."

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jodi_jackman shared a tip "I was surprised! I really liked it!"

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alison_w_5906 shared a tip "I think maybe silver linings playbook and ruby sparks!"

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madelaina_depace shared a tip "Both are good"

kmshoman shared a tip "I liked "What If?" It's not quite as good, but is cute and has Zoe Kazan in it."

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queen_bee_3316 shared a tip "Nooooo I can’t answer that. It’s like asking me to pick my favorite dog."

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greenfairy shared a tip "Amazingly heartfelt. It’s a rom-com that feels authentic..because it sort of is."

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zakiya_guiakaboh shared a tip "I loved this one!"

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