A Conversation With Emily V. Gordon About The Big Sick's Brutally Real Love Story

The explosive Breakup Scene that drives all romantic comedies, the one so expected that it’s no longer a spoiler, happens in The Big Sick. But the stakes are graver than in your average rom-com. In this case, the leading man Kumail (played by Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani) is a Pakistani-American comedian who’s…

How to Be Single Trailer Reminds Us That Being Single Sucks, Ladies Looove to Talk Vaginas

It’s been a while since we’ve had a “beautiful girl and her less conventionally attractive but fun sidekick find love in the big city” film, but Rebel Wilson’s got to keep working and Dakota Johnson’s got nothing going on besides Fifty Shades, so there’s a new one on its way. And if the trailer to How to Be Single is…

Rom-Coms Are Sort of Realizing That the ‘Best Friend’ Isn’t Just a Caricature of Endearing Loneliness

After decades of inevitable nuptials and the female leads who are too beautiful and romantical to screw up their climactic hitching, romantic comedies are beginning to relegate their brides to the background while the best friend in all of his or her drunken, self-destructive splendor, takes center-stage and falls…