Undeservedly popular depiction of the Greek community in America. The typical formula of combining sympathetic cultural flaws with the virtues of some so-called spontaneity is given a bad service not because only a couple of funny moments are present but because -beyond the total absence of artistic merits- Greek characters are seriously miscast (more like Italian-Americans really) in a tediously noisy hybrid parade.
An amusing albeit quite innocent comedy of manners rooted in tradition. One doesn't have to be Greek to appreciate the intricacies of old fashioned family dynamics. Still, it's perhaps hard to understand the film's staggering box office success.
Well at least all the Greek stereotypes, culture fun and wacko relatives are all inspired by the female screenwriter from Greece who wrote the story so at least we can enjoy the "good-natured intention" of the romantic movie, but it is also harmless and very predictable with not a single surprise in it. Like the brother/sister relationship in the film though and the romance itself is cute and watchable.
I think everyone is being a snob rating this film; it's an amazing one. Greek tradition and culture are so well represented that makes one want to go and spend a day or two with a big fat Greek family. Loved it.
A delightful light little rom-com. Watched during my trip in Greece as obligation and enjoyed myself more than I expected. Glad to see it had the success of did. A crowd pleaser that's formulaic as they come.
If I think about it now, this has a very un-progressive plot from a feminist point of view. But, knowing what it is, I enjoy it. It is too funny and most people that have a big family can relate to the family parties/reunions/interactions scenes.