This film is a delight to watch. Nia Vardalos, who plays Toula, the single single from her family who wants more than just her typical Greek familylife in Chicago, America, fights her way free of those family traditions. With John Corbett playing Ian Miller, and Michael Constantine playing Costa Portokalos, Toula’s dad, this should be a treat. It very much is.
Nia Vardalos, who also wrote the script, has found a very comical way to display Greek culture and Greek habits and compare ‘m to the American ones.
It’s truly funny and lovely to see the two fall in love and her family loving her, but wanting to pave her life’s path for her.
You fully well know instantly that this isn’t just the case with Greeks. In that sense, you also see how hard it is for an outsider to actually become a part of such a family. They will always see you as a ‘xeno’, a stranger.
It shows how hard people who make they effort to break out of such a family, should be exbraced. It’s not like they’re not trying. They just don’t want to loose absolutely everything. And neither would you.
Back to the film. It is truly lovely, funny, heartwarming and also has great music.
The usual brothers, cousins etc intimidating the groom to be pass by and yes, they are actually funny.
I’d say you’re missing something not watching this one.