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THE BIG SICK

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THE BIG SICK

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 115m 1s

Release date 13/11/2017

BBFCInsight strong language, moderate sex references

Genre(s) Comedy, Romance

Director(s) Michael Showalter

Cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Adeel Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Bo Burnham

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/11/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE BIG SICK is a US romantic comedy in which a stand-up comedian of Pakistani heritage, whose parents are trying to arrange his marriage to a partner they consider suitable, falls in love with a white woman.

Language

There is frequent strong language ('motherf**ker' and 'f**k').

Sex

Moderate sex references include references to 'boners' and 'boning' and the dialogue line, "I only ever have sex once on a first date, plus a hand job".

Other issues include comic drug references.

Details

Title
THE BIG SICK
Year
2017
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
11/09/2017
Main language
English
Submitted run time
115m 1s
BBFC reference
AVF352063
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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