My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a moment out of time. People have tried, and failed, to capture the same tone or spirit, but it is unique.
Written and starring Nia Vardalos, the best part about MBFGW is your family doesn’t have to be Greek to see them in it.
Kind of like Muriel’s Wedding, our heroine must open up and be part of the real world to find herself.
Though I was always disappointed that Toula did all that just to get married, which is what her family wanted anyway. Yes, it was to a non-Greek, but still, essentially the same thing. Course who could blame her, that smile, sigh.
Full of funny moments, especially the ‘you don’t eat no meat’ exchange between Vardalos, Corbett and Andrea Martin.
A wonderful film. Glad they changed their minds about a sequel, the brief My Big Fat Greek Life TV series was bad enough.
I really enjoyed Vardalos and Corbett together again in the 2009 romcom, Why I Hate Valentine’s Day, very funny and sappy sweet.