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 jeweltheatre.ca for showtimes before arriving at the theatre.
See you at the movies!