My Big Fat
Greek Wedding /
Starring: Nia Vardalos, Gia Carides, John Corbett, Joey Fatone,
Directed by: Joel Zwick
Produced by: Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson
Written by: Nia Vardalos
Distributor: IFC Films
Many people may
oversee My Big Fat Greek Wedding because it is a low budget
film, but I've got to admit, it was as funny as hell. It doesn't
utilize your average humor, and even though seniors like it the most;
I'm thirteen and I laughed my pants off. The things that I admired the
most were the development of the characters, the quirky humor, and the
direction. They all made My Big Fat Greek Wedding a hilarious
The different characters profiles impressed me beyond words.
Every character had their own special and hilarious way of doing
things. This is what made the movie so funny; how very original
everything was. How would you like to have a giant Greek family? A
father that obsesses of over Windex and thinks it's the answer to
everything, a mother who only eats and cooks, and a bunch of siblings
who have too many children to count! Great, Aye?
To further go into the plot: the movie is basically about a woman
who is not at all like her family. Instead of the traditional Greek
women who get married and have lots and lots of kids, she is single
and works at the family restaurant. Until one day, when she is working
at the restaurant, she meets a man that she starts to admire, but
didn't exactly make a good impression on him. Her klutzy behavior
allows her to spill coffee on his pants, not make the right change
when he pays for his meal, and tons of other little annoying
incidences. After this happens, she decides that she must shape up and
get a guy. To earn his love, she must find him again, become pretty
and educated, and get her family to like him.
I'm not going to say that this movie was all good: it had one
flaw that really bothered me; and that's that it was much too
predictable. Some people may like this simple minded type of movie
because they do not have to think; but I don't. I respect it for its
light headed comedy, but nothing more. On the flipside, wouldn't have
been as harmlessly funny as it was if there were a twist in the story,
and there wasn't much that the screenwriters could've improved. All in
all, it was a simple script, but it worked!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a film full of unintentional
fun. Everyone should see it to enjoy it, and not study it study it.
If you make it a big deal out of it's flaws, you won't respect the
comedial efforts as much. Accepting it for what it is, My Big Fat
Greek Wedding is a hilarious treat.
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