My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)


A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity. (IMDb)
The predictable plot and its shallow romance breeze by with nary a dive under the surface (only Toula gets a hint of character probing), but it can’t be denied that the film’s big fat Greek family portrait is nothing short of hilarious, and often heartwarming too (see “Apples and oranges” wedding speech). The charmingly traditional and over-dramatic Gus is a particular highlight, with his staunch patriotism and cute quirks (Windex for everything; “toast family”). Zany family comedy at its best.
6.5/10 (Alright)


    1. well for one, 6.7 is still a good movie in my books, and second, while the comedy in the film was great, the other elements of the film (cinematography, story, etc.) didn’t particularly stand out for me. So that’s why it stays in the realm of good (6.5-7.4) instead of great (7.5-8.4) for me.


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