Thought we had a thread about this, but I guess I was thinking about the brief discussion in the “Thread of Liberal Stupidity” over in the P&R section.
I’m sure plenty of people will like this, it’s a sweet story that’s based on real life (no idea exactly what details are authentic and what’s changed for the film), and most people don’t want to hear film criticism for a feel-good movie like that. Plus, it’s getting recognition since Kumail Nanjiani is a minority, and it is great to see him staring in a movie earning mainstream traction that very much involves specifics of his family and cultural heritage, but again, it makes it even more of a buzzkill when you don’t actually like the film.
But here we are. It’s just a bland, safe, rom-com, with a lot going for it in the cast, but nothing to elevate it above predictable rom-com territory.