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......
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.
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…
Haven't finished it (Watching it in my Sociology class, we have about 20-30 min left) but I'll just log it now. It's got that early 2000s charm, it's genuinely funny and a great performance from Nia Vardalos. However, it's kind of just a one-joke movie that feels longer than it should (We get it, she's very Greek) but it's a very enjoyable film that I could see myself watching again.
More like My Big Fat Meh......
13-year old movie that's already aged poorly.
I wanted to watch something while I ate my breakfast of hotdogs and Dr. Pepper. I was passing through the channels and stopped on this for some reason. I ended up watching the whole thing, and I even laughed aloud at one point. I don't regret it. One of the more enjoyable romcoms.
Avoided it on release. Actually had some great absurdist moments. Had some fucking dire ones too.
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.
With so many reviews on the site now it is easy to miss the good ones so I thought a…
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…