When Emily is diagnosed with an unknown illness, Kumail is forced to get through the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional battle between his family and his real love.
While this film is touching at points the film just feels too long, with added bits of Nanjiani stand up. Kumail was good in this but he would be, it is a story of his own relationship with his wife But what the film really does well is show the interaction between Kumail and Emily's parents, it is awkward yet once they start to get him it is actually touching. Ray Romano is really good in this as Emily's dad, you can get that real sense that he is a nice guy and Holly Hunter is brash with Kumail but under all the bravardo she gives off she actually warms to him and gets to learn more about them in one of the most awkward first meeting of parents you will ever see.
While yes this film is a little slow at times the overall story is touching one. It is heart warming, it is sad and it is a real visual display of love between two people and the stresses of two cultures colliding.