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…
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.
More like My Big Fat Meh......
As far as rom-com's go it is solid, nothing spectacular but really funny.
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…
Didn't I say is a mistake to educate women?
The movie equivalent of comfort food.
Still funny. Andrea Martin steals it.
En nuestra cabeza tenía sentido: si nuestro próximo viaje va a ser a Grecia y ya hemos visto "Zorba" y "Rembetiko", así como todos los peliculones de aventuras con el arte de Harrihausen, el siguiente paso lógico para embebernos de su cultura era esto. Como os digo, en nuestra cabeza tenía sentido.
Además, tampoco podemos quejarnos: ¿cine americano haciendo mofa con estereotipos? ¡Por fin han aprendido algo de nosotros en Estados Unidos! Y encima tiene gracia un par de veces, aunque el tufillo a telefilmazo es apreciable.
Mención especial del artistazo que hizo la cartelería y le puso a la protagonista el cuerpo de Cindy Crawford, ¿acaso pensaban usar esto como reclamo? ¿Acaso lo necesitaba?
A fun movie which is one of my wife favorites.
Funny, original, sweet, and endearing, it was quite a debut for writer and star Nia Vardalos (though none of her following work has ever matched up) and still hilarious after numerous viewings.
Well sometimes you get a new screen in your house and the only way to really welcome it is by having the whole family on screen.
Fun and not surprising fact, director of this movie also directed episodes of Perfect Strangers and Full House. NUFF SAID!
"Don't tell me what to say. But tell me what to say."
Lame as hell but had some funny parts. No idea why it was such a hit though.
Cute but a little too cute for my tastes. I'm CLEARLY not the audience for this one, that being said, there were a few clever jokes and I did like that the protagonist didn't find love until she bettered her own life. That was the one thing that I really liked about it, too many romantic comedies seem to try to make the point that all you need to make your life better is to meet the perfect person and fall in love when in reality you usually have to actually get your own life in order first.
The whole time I kept feeling like this whole thing might be extremely stereotypical, possibly even vaguely racist in it's…
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…