Friday, March 25, 2016

My Big Fat Greek Not-as-good-as-the-first-one Wedding

What movies can you quote multiple chunks from on demand because you have watched them so many times?

My list...
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Ocean's 11
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (and for the life of me, I have no clue why I get sucked into it every time)
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
I rarely go to the movies. Rarely. Strangely enough, I've been twice this week. Very rare. Tonight I went to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 because I have been giddy about seeing it ever since I heard there was going to be a sequel.

Here's a fact for you, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one of three or four movies I ever saw twice in the theater. (The others were Titanic, Four Christmases {huge mistake}, and I think I may have seen The Blindside though I cannot remember for sure.)

Back when MBFGW came out, it was during a period of time where I went to the movies an average of every week with friends who were movie fanatics. I almost went broke during that time in my life. It was so funny we wanted to take more friends the second time.




If you haven't watched the first one, you may not get half of the jokes in the second one. Honestly, parts of it really depend on the audience not just watching it when it came out 14 years ago, but to have watched it and watched it as many times as I have. 

As the first line of both movies go, "You're starting to look old," I'm not sure if they did everyone's make-up to make sure it looked like they had aged 18+ years (the elapsed time between the two movies), or if everyone just aged. Whatever the case, poor Joey Fatone, or as the joke went on Dancing with the Stars, Fat One, looked really old. I just looked up on IMDB, and had to verify on Wikipedia, and Joey is two months younger than I am. It begs the question, "how old am I starting to look?"

Don't get me wrong. It was funny. I enjoyed it. You just can't beat the original.

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