The demise of the rom-com has been gravely exaggerated. And 'The Big Sick' is proof.
Just take it from The New York Times.
"Few filmmakers know how to fit contemporary men and women, straight or gay, into narrative forms that were developed once upon a time. In 'The Big Sick,' Mr. Nanjiani and Ms. Gordon vault over that hurdle with openness and delight, revitalizing an often moribund subgenre with a true story of love, death and the everyday comedy of being a 21st-century American."
'The Big Sick' is now in theaters everywhere. Tickets on sale now.