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.
There are some really charming parts in this movie but there is literally 0 conflict whatsoever/any reason to remain engaged bcs from the onset everything is so cookie-cutter. Which probably isnt the point but personally I need more out of a movie? I rly wanna like it more esp. bcs men seem to dislike it and im abt that life, and theres lots of smaller stuff I did like, but overall its just v v standard and below :/.
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.
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.
If you think about it, this film is an ultimate example of female wish f fulfillment movie. For most of the characters life, she's unattractive and single, then when she sees a guy she likes, she suddenly becomes beautiful and gets his attention. They have a perfect wedding and a happy marriage.