my big fat greek wedding

I had been meaning to see this movie after hearing nothing but positive reviews and after watching it, I am in full agreement. Instead of the glamour often found in movies this one has characters that are down to earth and easy to relate with. The acting was genuine, as was the laughter it caused. One of the most amusing moments was when Ian attempts to get Toula’s attention. He walks in front of the window where she works pretending to descend a staircase. About halfway down, he runs into an old lady and she beats him to the ground with her purse. Good old-fashioned comedy at its best. The ending is fairly predictable, but the journey is entertaining. I highly recommend it.


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  1. did you know the main star was actually the one who wrote the screenplay that it was adapted from? also a lot of the characters were her family. It was a really neat film in that respect.

    Comment by whaleman on October 18, 2002 @ 11:35 am
  2. I read the IMDB entry and saw that Nia Vardalos both wrote and starred in the movie but I didn’t see any other family members in the cast.

    Comment by dan on October 18, 2002 @ 12:11 pm
  3. I heard the same thing about the movie so on a recent trip I availed myself of the opprtunity to select it on PPV in the hotel. I couldn’t stay awake through the entire movie. I kept hoping it would end and finally I gave in to sleep.

    It seemed so artificial and contrived both in plot and humor that I couldn’t get involved.

    Comment by Rick on October 18, 2002 @ 3:44 pm
  4. Any plans to see Chicago when it is on full release?

    Comment by whaleman on January 14, 2003 @ 3:26 pm
  5. Funny you mention that. Last week I heard two people rave about how good that movie was, which piqued my curiosity. Have you seen it?

    Comment by dan on January 14, 2003 @ 3:48 pm
  6. I thought it was really good. More importantly so did my date. The dancing and singing was excellent. The main stars did their own. It is even noted so in the final credits. I had to go to the theater near Fenway Park to see it.

    Comment by Whaleman on January 14, 2003 @ 7:10 pm
  7. I’ll have to go see it. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Comment by dan on January 14, 2003 @ 7:35 pm
  8. in the movie the brother says a quote along the lines of- “don’t let your past determine you future, let your past determine who you are in the future.” could someone please let me know the real wording of that?

    Comment by jen dup on March 4, 2003 @ 7:57 pm
  9. The quote is “Toula, don’t let your past dictate who you are, but let it be part of who you will become.”

    Comment by dan on March 4, 2003 @ 9:47 pm
  10. thanks for the quote help!

    Comment by jen dup on March 9, 2003 @ 9:52 pm
  11. “don’t let your past dictate who you are…” Was that quote said by someone important in history or was it just a creation of the movie’s writer

    Comment by Anonymous on October 25, 2003 @ 7:57 pm
  12. As far as I know, it was made up by the screenplay writer.

    Comment by dan on October 26, 2003 @ 1:19 am

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