Opa! The 2002 Nia Vardalos one-woman-show-turned-movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” seems like it should have been a Lifetime channel original. However, it somehow became the highest grossing romantic comedy film of all time, and it still retains that distinction by a significant margin over 15 years later. Watching the film did feel like being at a wedding, but that’s only because it was super cheesy, it felt like you were forced to be there and it would have been a lot easier to get through if you were really drunk.
Nia Vardalos plays Toula Portokalos, a 30-year-old virgin who spent her life contemptuously doing everything her overprotective xenophobic parents expected of her, and she was somehow astonished that this strategy didn’t result in happiness. After attending college for about a week, Toula transforms herself from a shy, inarticulate weirdo into an alluring and confident businesswoman.
John Corbett plays Ian Miller, a manic pixie dream guy with absolutely no dimension to his character other than being a school teacher and a vegetarian, but we're supposed to overlook his lack of depth because he constantly has a cute smile plastered on his face.
Join us as we discuss how Greek children don’t have a monopoly on being utterly embarrassed by their families, Keating’s dad’s home-brewed Windex recipes and how funny Alzheimer’s disease can be.
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