Family & My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Note: For those simply interested in the review, this can be found towards the end of the article.

  • Director – Kirk Jones
  • Starring – Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine
  • Writer – Nina Vardalos
  • Year – 2016
  • Running Time – 94 mins


In 2004, I took the first big step in any serious relationship, meeting my partner’s parents.  I had done this a couple of times before, but never had someone insisted that before I did, that I sit down and watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding.  However, this was exactly what my wife to be did and she made it clear, this wasn’t a suggestion, this was mandatory viewing.  While her family were Italian, and not Greek, she explained her family dynamics were worryingly similar and in the spirit of due diligence, she felt it was only fair for me to be prepared for the almost certain inquisition, sorry I mean welcome, that awaited me 12,000 miles away in Australia. She would also understand that if after watching the film, I decided to not take the flight….. (more…)