Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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…
A broad but affable charmer, the Nia Vardalos-penned "My Big, Fat Greek Wedding" offers an entertaining look at family, heritage, and the universal pitfalls of breaking into and out of one's culture. Directed by Joel Zwick, the small-scale comedy is sweet, neatly assembled, and warmly engaging.
An ugly-duckling, romantic comedy, "My Big, Fat Greek Wedding" follows Vardalos' Toula as she, at 30-years-old, attempts to make her own way in life. Toiling away in her family's Greek restaurant for far too long, Toula breaks free from the culturally locked grind by going to community college, changing her hair, and falling in love. Falling in love is secondary to Toula's other successes, but it fuels the culture-clash comedy that drives the film's…
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.
I think I have found it, my least favorite movie ever.
I never give 1/2 stars, never in my life except for that shit documentary I saw; but this was the exception, and not once in 7 years I began to look at movies with a critical eye have I ever given a score below a 1/5. Today marks the day that streak has broke.
I hated the woman in this movie. She starts off as potentially interesting with a severe disadvantage as she is in everyone's shadow. Then she instantly, and I mean through a quick mini montage, she gets what she wants by being attractive through the work of make up and instantly she has her love interest…
This was the first non-kids movie I was ever taken to see in theaters. I was nine. I remember sitting there, slightly amused by all the antics but constantly wondering when it was going to end. I was excited to re-watch this as an adult, and finally experience it as a real movie and not just 'boring adult movie my parents wanted to see'.
I had the exact same experience.
My family is just as annoying Toula I feel you
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I went into watching movie, but by the end, I was definitely sold. Although the romance-y bits weren't all that interesting to me, Toula's family definitely had me laughing out loud throughout the movie. Endearing and hilarious, this was all in all an enjoyable movie.
Perfect sick day viewing. I can't believe I haven't seen this movie before.
I don't know if I understood the hype, but it was pleasant discourse.
A delight to watch! I laughed out loud out of pure delight!
Greeks will say "What's Grssk?"
" Put some Windex."
My mum recommended this film to me, I watched this film not expecting much, I thought it was going to be another one of those movies about families with obscure parents sort of like meet the parents and it was pretty much what I got. It's a fun comedy about a greek family living in America. It's a real cute movie.
This is a film that I admittedly got more into as it went along, as I felt it never did a great job at being romantic or being funny, like its genre would suggest. There are numerous clichés and stereotypes throughout, and some of the characters that were intended to be funny and lovable came to be annoying. However, I can't deny there were plenty of funny lines throughout the film and while it never gets emotional, there is a good and effective message at its core towards the end that makes it redeem itself a little. (GRADE: B-)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one of those romantic comedies that rank among the movies of chick flicks that men hate. This is among one of those movies but not in a bad way meaning that it's good on some.
Nia Vardalos stars in this romantic comedy from a screenplay she wrote. She plays Toula Portokalos a greek woman who is going through a midlife crisis. All her father Gus played by Michael Constantine wants her to get married to a greek man while her mother Maria played by Lainie Kazan persuades her to go for what she wants in life.
After working for her Aunt Voula played by Andrea Martin she then meets Ian Miller played by John…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
This is all the films I own on DVD and Blu Ray. I keep on getting more so I'm going…