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Anonymous asked in TravelEurope (Continental)Greece · 1 decade ago

Nia Vardalos..My big fat greek wedding?

I watched it...Yeah!!!!And I claimed it was racial towards us....I am sorry lady but you have some pounds to lose....not us...She called greeks fat boobies and gasbags.She was paid I don't know how much money for this rubbish and after tht she still keeps being proud for her greek orgin..In my personal opinion she burried us...Anyone having another aspect is welcome..

Update:

Bellerophon I have seen Troy and it's absurd...It's not only tht Achilleas is presented as a bloodthirsty one...There also other facts tht are misleading like his death which I can't now remember how the movie presented it.......Ahhh!!!!! think he was trying to find Brisyida or Chrysyida and he got caught!!!!!!!Hahahaha!!!!!!Oh.men sht.....Are these wht I've been taught all these years at school trying hard to pass my exams?So tht they can take them some "movie-makers" and *****them?As a fact I didn't know tht Alexander was presented in the movie as a kid with psychological problems...I only knew tht he's being presented a fag....Yes,I will try and post it to an other field of the forum...And as for Nia Vardalos...She presents greeks being fat as she is(she would like to be as her thin schoolmates) and after rejecting her parents match-makings she falls into the arms of a beutiful american...Tht is the luck of those rejecting their family(culture).

Update 2:

And yes!!!We didn't have wht to do and we are day struggling to find words with greek origin.Oh!!!It's rediculous!!!!She was embarassed about her greek parents.But I am for her!!!

Update 3:

I opened the same topic at Entertainment and Music..You can visit it to say wht Americans think of tht...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    at last someone who speaks up the truth!

    I totally agree!

    that stupid movie makes fun at us

    this is not Greek soul

    this is not Greek culture

    this is not Greek families

    this is not Greeks!

    this is how americans see greeks!not the reality!

    I am also ashamed of her and I am still wondering how this movie made sooo many tickets is greece too!

    moreover, it is supposed to be comedy, but sorry, I didnt laugh!

    I'd rather watch cartoons on tv than this one!

    Regards

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  • 1 decade ago

    Actually some Greek-American families fall within this stereotype.

    However it is not the rule and it has nothing to do with the reality in Greece. It is a bad comedy which I don't think has a great impact on the view of people about Greeks and Greece. I would certainly not recommend it.

    What I find truly disturbing is the distortion of history in movies like "Troy" and "Alexander the Great". I find it very offensive when the noble, proud king Achilles is presented as a bloodthirsty, vain and blasphemous mercenary, or when Alexander the Great is presented as a psychotic man who started an expedition against the Persians just because of his issues with his parents and his troubled childhood.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Anyone who likes Greek cooking a lot is going to have a problem staying thin. Come on the Greeks have great food. And yes the movie may have stereotypes but its just a movie and in no way denigrates Greeks. If you disagree, write your own script and do what Nia Vardarlos did, including getting on Oprah.

    I Cr 13;8a

    12-8-6

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  • 1 decade ago

    Chill out - I doubt very much whether the intention was to insult the Greeks, just to make a funny movie and earn loads of cash.

    The US film industry doesn't have a very good reputation for being historically accurate or sympathetic to any other nationalities than American - so I wouldn't take it to heart.

    According to them the USA single-handedly won WW1 and WW2 (never mind all the European and Anzacs soldiers that were involved); John Wayne cleared the Pacific of all the Japanese with one rifle and a hand grenade; and so on.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are totally right.It is not very charming for us....BUT....I've lived with a Greek family in NY and to tell you the truth they were something like that!!Really!!They always want their children to marry Greeks-Americans and they do have that "proksenio" we have in Greece...Well she burried most of us but she showed what happens outside greek borders where greeks try to keep their orgin alive...with their way always!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am Serbian who knows a little bit Greek language and in general I know some things about Greek history, art, philosophy, music, etc. Plus I like Greek people, I think they are very nice and friendly. I am surprised with the way you see this movie, because I think that although it is full of stereotypes, its still funny and nice. It is just a comedy, and I think that when non-greek see this movie, they don't get wrong impression about Greeks - on the contrary. Maybe I am wrong and I dont understand it good, but this is my opinion.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i totaly agree. it's only a movie to make the others laugh on the greeks.

    i suggest you to put this question on an other section too

    at entertainment and music-movies to see what the others think on this

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  • 1 decade ago

    i couldnt agree more it was stereotyping and totally untrue as a matter of fact the exact opposite. most of the Greek and Greek American women ive met r absolutely georgeous and clearly not all of them r overweight that was a bit funny.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe she was referring to the women in Greece. Come and have a look for yourself. we do have some amazing looking women.also we have many fat boobies and as for gasbags well the greek women would win the prize.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it hapen, everywhere, and the talends die in the corner

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