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Old 10-07-2002, 12:17 PM   #1
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My Big Fat Greek Box Office! Biggest Indie Film Ever!

According to EOnline...


WEDDING STORY: My Big Fat Greek Wedding taking in an estimated $8.4 million over the weekend to bring its dowry to $147.9 million. That makes the romantic comedy the highest grossing independent movie ever, surpassing the $140.5 million scared up by The Blair Witch Project.


For those of you who saw Wedding, what did you think of it? Worth the hype, or decent film but overhyped?

Discuss!!
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Old 10-07-2002, 12:24 PM   #2
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i absolutely loved this movie. it was so cute and so hilarious. being greek i found certain characters and one-liners particuarly funny. i went with my mom and parts kept reminding me of things she and my grandma say all the time. my mom loved it so much she's seen it three times and she never sees anything more than once. she took my 89-year-old grandma (who's from greece) and she said she laughed so hard she was almost crying.

it's just a really sweet story. i'd recommend seeing it.

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Old 10-07-2002, 12:34 PM   #3
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That movie was hilarious and totally worth the hype! It's a bit predictable, but I would hardly consider that a negative factor. Well acted, good script. Great laugh!
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Very very cute movie, John Corbett is totally drool-worthy. I am not Greek, but it's one of those "my-family-is-crazy" movies that anyone can relate to. I would definitely watch it again (if someone paid for my movie ticket ).
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I that movie-very cute and funny.

They are supposedly going to make it a TV show next year.

I read that the studio-Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson helped to get it made-wanted to change it to Irish or Italian wedding to have more 'widespread' appeal It was based on a play written and acted in by Nia Vardalos, the star of the movie.

I had Greek neighbors at one time, and I did laugh at some of the similarities-my neighbors were such wonderful people
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rita wilson is greek. i think that's why she invested. it only cost something like $5 million to make. i'm actually kind of excited about the tv show. it could be really cute. they got the whole cast except john corbett to sign.
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Great flick!

This movie was hilarious!! Screaming that is about your grandma laughing so hard!

Gina- I heard even they wanted to make it a Mexican film with Jennifer Lopez as the star. Glad Nia didn't sell out!

Coming from a huge Italian family, I could definitely relate. This is what my wedding will be like:

Bride's side of the family:


Groom:



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Bride's side of the family:


Groom:



that is exactly what the church looked like in the movie.
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I loved that movie! it was really funny and I couldnt help but laugh so hard at some parts. Its definitely worth the hype. I hope it gets made into a tv series, that I would watch
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I that movie! It definitely lives up to the hype- I highly recommend it. It's hilarious and will make you leave the theater with a smile. Definitely a feel-good movie.
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I am so very very pleased about this. I thought it was a great movie and I hope it gets Oscar noms. Nia is a truly gifted woman and I can't wait to see what she does next.
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I really loved this movie.. the best comedy I've seen this year.

I heard they were discussing a sequel -- set in Greece.. a family vacation, I think. I really hope they do either the sequel or the TV show.
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Yea !

That was an awesome movie ! Very charming and funny romantic comedy.
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Did you know that the word "U2" is actually greek?
Yeah the greek word "U" which means rock, and the greek word "2" which means roll.

Very funny movie, well worth the price of admission.
And thank Gawd it surpassed the Blair Itch Project...that was the most overhyped piece of crap ever.
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this has to be the funniest movie I have ever seen!!! and the part where he proposes

im gonna go see it again!
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