Movie: The Big Sick
I kept putting off watching this for some reason - I guess because I knew the main character was a comedian? - but that was a mistake because IT WAS GREAT. It's a culture clash rom-com in which the stakes get much bigger when half of the couple becomes unexpectedly very ill, and it was a total delight to watch - hilarious and heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once.
Availability: Streaming on Amazon Prime.
Writing (Original Screenplay): Yes! This was wonderfully written; what could have easily seemed cheesy or weepy was smart and funny and real instead.
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