I went into this not knowing what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised by how charming and moving this film is.
It's not a depressing movie, which is what I was afraid of. It's warm, funny and thoughtful.
It addresses family - what it is and what it means. It addresses how difficult it is to define yourself as a person who has a different plan than the plan your parents want for you.
I have been a caregiver, and the hospital scenes were very realistic. You have to make a tough decision, and there's no time to consult with anyone. There's a lot of waiting around. There's a lot of trying to understand what all the doctors and medical professionals are telling you. There are a lot of emotional outbursts. There's constant uncertainty.
There is a happy ending. Thankfully, this is no "Love Story." Thankfully, this is a movie that even non-millennials can enjoy.
I'm not familiar with Kumail Nanjjani, but I'm assuming he brought a lot of his personal experience into this. He and Zoe Kazan seemed to have good chemistry. I know her from "Ruby Sparks," and just that. Holly Hunter is amazing - as always. Ray Romano surprised me with the depth he brought to his role.
It was nice to watch a romance that wasn't saccharine or stupid.