I thought the cinema had closed down till next summer. Then my daughter phoned and asked me if I wanted to go and see
My Big Fat Greek Wedding No 3
Of course I did
It's had bad reviews, even in Greece
We loved it
The way to really appreciate this film is to go and see it with 4 crazy greek girls. Preferably watch it on a roof top at an open air cinema on a greek island.
All of us roared with laughter all the way through.
Such a good take-off of greek culture, greek mothers, aunts and cousins.
It's good light entertainment.
' it was a big, fat, jolly, ride through absolutely amazing scenery.'
We were all googling away to see where it had been filmed or if the island had a name. It seems to have been filmed mainly on Corfu (Kerkyra) with bits and pieces from other islands and villages.
The music was great and of course we recognised most of that too.
And the dancing
There were heartwarming scenes and I gave a sniff or two. One big sniff, sniff came as they exited Athens airport and stepped on Greek soil for the first time.
Unbelievable but, yes, you're in Greece . It's hot, it's full of ancient ruins and they do drink an awful lot of frappe (iced coffee) and it's strong.
Greeks really do believe that every word, probably even nachos, has a greek root
Greek 'voodoo' (the evil eye) is still alive and kicking
There was a big fat foreign head blocking the screen. The tallest guy on Poros decided to sit in front of us. So we moved over a couple of seats.
Every 4 or 5 chairs there's a handy table so you can put your cigarettes, ashtray (without someone's old gum) and drinks on it and make yourself comfortable.
And what did we eat and drink?
This time it wasn't popcorn
One daughter got a box of nachos with a cheesy sauce on top
Oh wow. I was tempted but I didn't have any
The other 3 crazy greek girls had souvlaki
It's a tradition. You buy souvlaki at the shop down the road and smuggle it upstairs in your big bag brought for the occasion .
Actually you don't need to smuggle it in. They're used to it. We all buy our drinks up there and they sell loads of nachos, popcorn, chips and beer.
So it was a real greek experience.
A comedy and four laughing-out-loud greek 'girls' chowing down on nachos and souvlaki oozing garlicky tzatziki, tomato and gyro.
And a cigarette or 2 as well
as in 'let go. enjoy yourself, you're in Greece'