Movie Preview: Did anybody ask for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3?”

There have been two Nia Vardalos movies based on this family, that wedding, and the love that blossomed under the dolmades and retsina.

There was a TV series.

Nia V. did a movie playing a tour guide in Greece, “My Life in Ruins.”

And yet let’s take the Big Fat Greek family– minus Michael Constantine, because he was an adorable and very old geezer in the FIRST “Big Fat Greek” movie, which premiered 20 YEARS AGO and he’s since died — to Greece?

I’ve interviewed Nia, who seemed delighted at the kick the original films gave her career, and Tom, who loved cashing those checks for producing her movies. But that “Greek” ship, Nia V’s One Big Idea, sailed before Obama’s second term.

Realizing that just because somebody’s done all this before is no disqualifier in the movie biz, this still seems a somewhat pointless enterprise.

Does Nia “have something” on Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson (friends and producers of these movies). Because this trailer makes me wonder.

Sept. 8.


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Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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