Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Love is here to stay... so is her family.
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.
I'm going to take this opportunity to talk about suicide.
I was fucking around on my phone yesterday and came across a picture that Jacob Bannon of Converge had posted on his instagram. It was of a bag of coffee he had purchased from sipofhope.org, and all the proceeds went to HOPE FOR THE DAY (hftd.org), a non-profit out of Chicago that helps kids use music and the arts to keep themselves from committing suicide. See this really appeals to me.
Throughout my life suicide has always been an option that had some sort of appeal to me. There have always been points in my life that seem so overwhelming that the best, simplest solution seems to be for me…
I'm gonna stop crumbling feta cheese over my salads.
What better film to put on a double-bill with Die, Die, My Darling than a sleeper hit rom-com about an ugly duckling 30-something singleton who transforms into a smokin' hot babe, then proceeds to conquer the objections of her very traditional Greek family in order to inexplicably find true love in the arms of one of the wimpiest beta-males who's ever chowed down on a plate of tofu and arugula?
Yeah, haters are gonna hate, but c'mon, admit it, you laughed every time Gus said, "Put some Windex on it."
CHEESY AS FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.
Film #7 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge!
Task 10. A film about or featuring a wedding!
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one of the most unique experiences for me. To this day, it is the only movie I have watched in theaters three times. Each time, I introduced it to a different family member. After watching it again today for the first time in over a decade, this movie was just as fun as it was in 2002. This "little engine that could" has everything a romantic comedy should be, from side-splitting comedy to passionate lead characters.
this film follows a typical fairy tale plot (in the disney sense of fairy tale) and plays on stereotypes (heavily), but it's still funny in parts (andrea martin, lol).
i admire nia vardalos, who wouldn't back out of playing the main role (after all, it's based on her life story), even when studio executives were demanding that someone more typically "pretty" and mainstream hollywood play the romantic lead.
in the end, it clearly paid off, given that the film cost a mere 5 million to make and returned nearly 370 million worldwide!
"OPA!" ...as they say.
while the movie is definitely flawed, it obviously touched many people. i hadn't seen it since it came out 12 years ago, and it isn't as good as i had remembered, but it's not that bad either.
Είναι πολύ θλιβερό το γεγονός ότι ταυτίζομαι με την Τούλα, έτσι;
to the romantic comedy genre, until it is a very enjoyable film, introducing different tastes and customs.
It is ok
UM? I CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THE BAD REVIEWS OF THIS LIKE. THIS MOVIE IS THE BEST.
A truly forgettable film. I got caught up in the hype this flick was getting the first few weeks into its release and was severely disappointed. Borrrrrring. The fact that the main actress was quite hideous didn't help the matter.
a staple of my childhood thanks to my sister. One the very first dvd's my family owned
This is a tough one to rate. I knew I would not like this movie, I did not want to watch it, and I was forced to watch it. Trying to be as objective as possible, I did laugh a few times (mostly at Joey Fatone, surprisingly). But overall? This movie is incredibly dated and just not my thing. I'm fine with rom-coms, but there's a pervasive... awfulness is the best word I can come up with... in this movie. Where this poor woman's family is terrible to her, and just kind of terrible in general, and she just takes it and the message is "hey families are weird right?" Dysfunctional families are all well and good, but I didn't…
Despite the fact that I may be having nightmares for weeks that my wedding is like Toula's this movie was cute
i love it so much. still one of my favorite movies.
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