My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (12A) Close-Up Film Review

Dir: Nia Vardalos, US 2023, 91 mins.

Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Andrea Martin, Melina Kotselou

Review by Carlie Newman

Hot sunshine, very warm and some nice scenery. Sounds like my back garden but with My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3, we are, of course, in Greece with the Portokalos family once again.

Much like My Big Fat Greek Wedding and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, we are concerned with the relationships between the various members of this family. Apart from the family all going together to the village, where Toula’s (Nia Vardalos) father lived to give his diary to his three childhood friends, there is really no other main story here.

Director and writer Nia Vardalos sets her film a year after Toula’s father died. Playing the main part Vardalos has control over the film.

There’s a little touch of diversity to try to modernise the family story: a secondary story about a family of refugees from Syria. We also meet a somewhat over the top, in the acting stakes, Mayor (Melina Kotselou) who is non-binary.

There is little in the way of a story. But the scenery is beautiful and some of the characters are well drawn. It’s a family film so with so many adult films around, people might welcome thi esy-to-watch movie. The film is lively, jolly and engaging and will certainly appeal to those who enjoyed the first two films.