I decided that in preparation for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, I needed to revisit the original that I had not seen in a few years. I am glad to say that I remember enjoying it, and it still holds up.
The movie is in no way particularly original. It's the "They can't be together!" romantic comedy mixed with the "culture shock" comedy film. That being said, the film is still ridiculously enjoyable. I completely understand why the film was so successful, becoming one of the highest grossing romantic comedies of all time: the characters are charming. The film feels real, and you truly do like the characters despite their flaws. This film really succeeds in the enjoyment level. Nia Vardalos and John Corbett are both good in their roles, and they are supported by a very funny supporting cast. One thing that I will note is that the wedding only takes up about twenty minutes of the film. The rest is about the romance between the two characters. Maybe it should be called "My Big Fat Greek Love Story" instead.
There really isn't that much more to say about this film other than it was enjoyable. There was nothing that was poorly made about it, however, there was nothing spectacular about the cinematic elements worth note either. So if you are looking to sit around with a few good laughs, check this one out.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch it?: HBO.
Had I Seen It Before?: Yes.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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