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« on: May 29, 2014, 04:12:16 PM »

It Took 4 Years to Write 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Sequel

Aching for a My Big Fat Greek Wedding sequel? Your wishes have been granted. Nia Vardalos, who penned and starred in the original, has whipped out the Windex to end the wait for a follow-up to the 2002 sleeper box office hit, which is one the highest-grossing independent films ever...

The plot will once again focus on the exuberant Portokalos family members, who will likely reunite for another wedding, though Vardalos kept her lips sealed on divulging details...
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 04:27:35 PM »

Didn't she learn her lesson after the failed television spin-off?
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 04:30:18 PM »

Didn't she learn her lesson after the failed television spin-off?

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 04:53:36 PM »

Nia Vardalos appeared as a defense attorney on Law & Order: SVU.  Frankly, I think her ship has sailed....
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 10:23:55 PM »

I just recently decided to give "Greek" a try ... coincidence?
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 10:26:12 PM »

Didn't she learn her lesson after the failed television spin-off?

How many episodes did that show last?
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 10:31:17 PM »

Didn't she learn her lesson after the failed television spin-off?

How many episodes did that show last?

My Big Fat Greek Life lasted 7 episodes.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2014, 10:35:24 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2014, 10:36:56 PM »

She should introduce a Coptic character in there just for fun. Uncle Gus vs Uncle Mina having a Chalcedon debate Tongue

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2014, 10:44:31 PM »

I've been trying to see the first one since looking into Orthodoxy. They won't put it on Netflix!
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2014, 12:22:01 AM »

Nia Vardalos appeared as a defense attorney on Law & Order: SVU.  Frankly, I think her ship has sailed....

She was pretty good in that role.
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2014, 01:44:32 AM »

Nia Vardalos appeared as a defense attorney on Law & Order: SVU.  Frankly, I think her ship has sailed....

She was pretty good in that role.

I agree.  Unless she plans on making a movie like Godfather 2, sequels usually don't fare as well as the first movie.
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2014, 06:49:26 AM »

She should introduce a Coptic character in there just for fun. Uncle Gus vs Uncle Mina having a Chalcedon debate Tongue

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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2014, 06:52:45 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2014, 11:18:05 AM »

She should introduce a Coptic character in there just for fun. Uncle Gus vs Uncle Mina having a Chalcedon debate Tongue

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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2014, 11:19:20 AM »

She should introduce a Coptic character in there just for fun. Uncle Gus vs Uncle Mina having a Chalcedon debate Tongue

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That would be a mess.

we would need to revisit the 'annulment vs divorce' thread
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2014, 11:30:06 AM »

She should introduce a Coptic character in there just for fun. Uncle Gus vs Uncle Mina having a Chalcedon debate Tongue

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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2014, 01:00:49 PM »

I've been trying to see the first one since looking into Orthodoxy. They won't put it on Netflix!

You'd learn more about Orthodoxy by attending the local Greek-fest.  If I remember (and it's been awhile) she marries a Lutheran, much to her father's dismay.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2014, 02:42:49 PM »

I've been trying to see the first one since looking into Orthodoxy. They won't put it on Netflix!

You'd learn more about Orthodoxy by attending the local Greek-fest.  If I remember (and it's been awhile) she marries a Lutheran, much to her father's dismay.

It's not even that she married a Lutheran...he was just not Greek!  Even when he gets baptized, the husband-to-be says to his fiancée, "I'm Greek now."
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2014, 03:16:09 PM »

She should introduce a Coptic character in there just for fun. Uncle Gus vs Uncle Mina having a Chalcedon debate Tongue

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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2014, 09:14:29 PM »

I watched half of it last night on YouTube. Then three of the eight or so minute parts got deleted. I got up to where he is being baptised. Do they really baptise adults in a kiddy pool like that? I know the Orthodox do immersion. I also found the shirt of with the cousin-in-law to be rubbing on the oil a bit questionable. In any case I liked the movie so far, though I wonder if there are still Greeks like the father? I noticed, for example he wanted the guy to become Greek Orthodox as if his being Greek Orthodox is more important than his being Orthodox.

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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2014, 09:16:12 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2014, 09:20:33 PM »

In any case I liked the movie so far, though I wonder if there are still Greeks like the father? I noticed, for example he wanted the guy to become Greek Orthodox as if his being Greek Orthodox is more important than his being Orthodox.




Yes.   Maybe not quite the same....since I don't talk Orthodoxy with this person.....but I have a coworker....who no joke, tells us 'thats a greek word'

and once, sent out an entire reply of maybe 5 paragraphs with all the greek based words in red....and all the 'the, an, a' and non greek junk words in black....just to prove his point

I don't talk Orthodoxy with him because one day he was telling someone something and said 'Helen, I think she found the cross'

and when I replied and said 'Yes that was her'

He quite grouchily said 'Well of course it is, its my history'


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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2014, 01:53:20 AM »

Do they really baptise adults in a kiddy pool like that?

No.

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I also found the shirt of with the cousin-in-law to be rubbing on the oil a bit questionable.

It's not only questionable, but completely wrong. However, there is such a thing as artistic license.

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In any case I liked the movie so far, though I wonder if there are still Greeks like the father? I noticed, for example he wanted the guy to become Greek Orthodox as if his being Greek Orthodox is more important than his being Orthodox.

There are indeed Greeks like that father. Unfortunately. I know quite a few of them. Russians and other Slavs can be much the same in having that mindset.  Tongue
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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2014, 02:15:21 AM »

I watched half of it last night on YouTube. Then three of the eight or so minute parts got deleted. I got up to where he is being baptised. Do they really baptise adults in a kiddy pool like that? I know the Orthodox do immersion. I also found the shirt of with the cousin-in-law to be rubbing on the oil a bit questionable. In any case I liked the movie so far, though I wonder if there are still Greeks like the father? I noticed, for example he wanted the guy to become Greek Orthodox as if his being Greek Orthodox is more important than his being Orthodox.



At the nearby Greek Orthodox (GOARCH), they do use a kiddy pool to baptize adults along with a pitcher of water that they splash over the catechumen, so the adults are not properly immersed. At the Antiochian Cathedral, they have a specially designed baptistry that will accommodate adults and allow them to be fully immersed.
The recently built St. Nectarios Shrine and Greek Orthodox Church in Covina, California also has a beautiful baptistry that allows adults to be completely immersed.
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« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2014, 06:03:20 AM »

Do they really baptise adults in a kiddy pool like that?

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It's not only questionable, but completely wrong. However, there is such a thing as artistic license.

Good point. (Just consider Catholicism in Everybody Loves Raymond and many other shows and movies. Consider Carla on Cheers.)
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« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2014, 11:31:57 AM »

Sadly when fathers act like that it is not so comedic with a happy ending as in the movie. I understand the desire to want to keep one's culture in the age of cultural Marxism or whatever you want to call it, where things like that are not valued, but as ubiquitous as it sounds, love is all that matters. Or rather love and if the beloved is of the same faith or is willing to convert. Not whether they are Greek or Russian or whatever. It can really cause disunity in a family, even eloping and the Romeo and Juliet style suicide in extreme cases.
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« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2014, 08:25:42 PM »

Sadly when fathers act like that it is not so comedic with a happy ending as in the movie. I understand the desire to want to keep one's culture in the age of cultural Marxism or whatever you want to call it, where things like that are not valued, but as ubiquitous as it sounds, love is all that matters. Or rather love and if the beloved is of the same faith or is willing to convert. Not whether they are Greek or Russian or whatever. It can really cause disunity in a family, even eloping and the Romeo and Juliet style suicide in extreme cases.

As an American and thus bereft of a culture (and even poisoned with the new anti-culture), I'd disagree with you. What such fathers value is one of the most precious gifts, all the more precious for its being rapidly driven extinct in the world.
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« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2014, 08:47:48 PM »

Sadly when fathers act like that it is not so comedic with a happy ending as in the movie. I understand the desire to want to keep one's culture in the age of cultural Marxism or whatever you want to call it, where things like that are not valued, but as ubiquitous as it sounds, love is all that matters. Or rather love and if the beloved is of the same faith or is willing to convert. Not whether they are Greek or Russian or whatever. It can really cause disunity in a family, even eloping and the Romeo and Juliet style suicide in extreme cases.

As an American and thus bereft of a culture (and even poisoned with the new anti-culture), I'd disagree with you. What such fathers value is one of the most precious gifts, all the more precious for its being rapidly driven extinct in the world.

Oh, in many ways I agree with you and know what you mean by America being bereft of culture. That's the main problem I have with American nationalism or even getting to excited about American politics. I understand that there is a value in preserving say Greek culture, which could be eaten up by American culture, which is bereft of so much. So I can understand the father's wanting his daughter to marry only Greeks but what happens when the Greek daughter, being in America, meets some Anglo-Saxon white guy and falls in love, like say a guy at her parish? Is she to just forget about him and go find some Greek guy all for the sake of cultural purity? There's sometimes a thin line between pride of culture and xenophobia.
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« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2014, 10:23:09 PM »

Sadly when fathers act like that it is not so comedic with a happy ending as in the movie. I understand the desire to want to keep one's culture in the age of cultural Marxism or whatever you want to call it, where things like that are not valued, but as ubiquitous as it sounds, love is all that matters. Or rather love and if the beloved is of the same faith or is willing to convert. Not whether they are Greek or Russian or whatever. It can really cause disunity in a family, even eloping and the Romeo and Juliet style suicide in extreme cases.

As an American and thus bereft of a culture (and even poisoned with the new anti-culture), I'd disagree with you. What such fathers value is one of the most precious gifts, all the more precious for its being rapidly driven extinct in the world.

Oh, in many ways I agree with you and know what you mean by America being bereft of culture. That's the main problem I have with American nationalism or even getting to excited about American politics. I understand that there is a value in preserving say Greek culture, which could be eaten up by American culture, which is bereft of so much. So I can understand the father's wanting his daughter to marry only Greeks but what happens when the Greek daughter, being in America, meets some Anglo-Saxon white guy and falls in love, like say a guy at her parish? Is she to just forget about him and go find some Greek guy all for the sake of cultural purity? There's sometimes a thin line between pride of culture and xenophobia.

You're forgetting fear of extinction.
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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2014, 11:13:02 PM »


You're forgetting fear of extinction.

Very true.
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