The Big Sick (2017)

“The Big Sick” was written by the couple it centres around (bar a name change here and there). Uncharacteristically for a “true story” film (especially one in the romcom genre), the film doggedly avoids easy sentimentality, it even avoids contrivances wherever possible. It commits to the “com” in “romcom”, never ladling maudlin sentimentality over a cast…