The Big Sick (2017 USA) Cert. 15 – part subtitled

Director: Michael Showalter

Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Pakistani-American Kumail (Nanjiani) is leading a double life – while his reputation as a stand-up comic is growing, and his relationship with Emily (Kazan) is blossoming, his family are pushing him towards an arranged marriage.

When Emily finds out, and then becomes very ill, Kumail must face her parents, and decide what he values most.

This original, hilarious and touching true-life romcom has been one of the breakout hits of the year.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Latest News – 01 October 2017

A mixed reaction to The Death of Louis XIV on Tuesday this week ranging from “amazing” and “extraordinary” to “morbid, too long and very slow…” But this was certainly a film to stay in the mind, mainly due to the incredible central performance of the great French actor Jean-Pierre Léaud as the exhausted, dying monarch. Touches of wry humour amidst the dark, claustrophobic intensity of the events in the king’s bedroom at Versailles added to this powerful and unique cinematic experience.

The Big Sick on Tuesday (the title refers to ‘sick leave’ for a UK audience!) is a treat!  Even if some patrons may find the original American title somewhat less than appealing, don’t let that stop you from seeing this very entertaining romantic comedy, according to one film-goer “the best movie I’ve seen in a long time”. Original and very funny, with a first-rate cast, the story line also portrays love and cultural conflict with poignancy and compassion.

Tuesday’s audience will be the first to benefit from two improvement projects currently taking place. We’ve previously referred to the re-upholstering of seats in the front three rows, but exciting news of another project is included when clicking….. Read More.