My Big Fat Greek Wedding
... movie reviews , spoiler_low
tue 2005-apr-05 16:36:44 pdt
On Friday night we watched My
Big Fat Greek Wedding. It was good, and not really what I was
expecting it to be like. Granted, going in I didn't really know much
about it beyond the title; pretty much I'd just heard it was a good
indie film (if perhaps a bit hyped for being indie).
Anyway, it does well what it sets out to do. Which is to say, I
suppose, that it paints a strong picture of the main character's
family -- a bit caricaturish, but you have to figure that that's the
point -- and that it's a cute, fun, romantic comedy, if you're into
that sort of thing. Which apparently I am.
If I were to look for something to complain about, I'd say it's kind
of lame how wearing makeup is implied to be critical in the conversion
from frumpy to hottie. But you know, whatever.
On the other hand, considering how often the "overcoming the obstacles
of tradition for love" story has been told, it does manage to avoid
being overly cheesy or "message"y.