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The Big Sick (Photo: Sundance)

One of our favorite movies from this year’s Sundance will be making its way to theaters soon, courtesy of Amazon. Variety reports that the online retailer has teamed up with Lionsgate to distribute The Big Sick, Kumail Nanjiani’s romantic comedy about the early days of his romance with wife Emily V. Gordon. Directed by Michael Showalter, and written by Nanjiani and Gordon, the film stars the Silicon Valley star as himself, and Zoe Kazan as his eventual wife.

Our own A.A. Dowd called the film “enormously winning,” as it tracks the ups and downs of the pair’s relationship, from Nanjiani’s disapproving parents, to a medical ordeal that forces him to connect with Gordon’s (played by Holly Hunter and Ray Romano). Produced by Judd Apatow, the film reportedly provoked a bidding war at Sundance, eventually selling for $12 million; now, it’ll be getting a limited release on June 23, before hitting theaters nationwide on July 14.


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