I'd hope by now that everyone reading this has seen The Big Sick,
which just snagged a win at the Critics' Choice Awards for Best Comedy, and also restored my faith in romantic comedies. But if not, this thread does a pretty amazing but heartbreaking job of summarizing the plot, which was based on the real story
of Kumail Nanjiani's wife and co-collaborator Emily V. Gordon, whose mysterious illness brought them together. Recently, Gordon's mother found the note Nanjiani had left with his name and phone number the first night she was in the hospital, and it obviously brought up a wave of feelings that the actor then eloquently wrote about on Twitter
. The Washington Post picked up the story
, among many other outlets, but Nanjiani addressed them specifically due to an aggravating detail about their headline.