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The Magic of My Big Fat Greek Wedding Films

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002
Nia Vardalos and John Corbett in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2023)

The original My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) was an independent film, made with a modest $5M US budget, that became a box office sensation seemingly from out of nowhere. It eventually grossing $368M US worldwide.

The film championed Windex as a panacea and showed us how to use a Bundt cake as a flower pot.

But at its heart was a sweet love story and a celebration of family.

The original film, based on Nia Vardalos' one-woman play, quickly became a darling of critics and audiences. It was a quirky, funny movie that spawned a sequel and a short-lived TV sitcom. With such material as a lively Greek family, it seemed the possibilities were endless.

While the television sitcom failed to gain traction, the film sequel proved to be another money-maker.

Now Vardalos and the original cast, minus Michael Constantine who died in 2021, are revisiting the big-screen magic of family and romance in a glorious Mediterranean setting.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 sees the family travelling to Greece to discover their roots. If you love weddings, you won't be disappointed because we're promised a Greek wedding - in Greece. It doesn't get better than that, especially with cinematography that's garnered critical acclaim.

Come see this beautiful, life-affirming film at Stettler's Jewel Theatre September 22-27. Check for showtimes before arriving at the theatre.

See you at the movies!


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