Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Elena Kampouris, Louis Mandylor, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Gerry Mendicino, Andrea Martin, Lainie Kazan, Melina Kotselou
OUR RATING: ★★☆☆☆
Romantic comedy sequel written and directed by Nia Vardalos. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (2023) follows the Portokalos family as they travel to a family reunion in Greece for a heartwarming and hilarious trip full of love, twists and turns.
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Toula: Hi, Mom. It’s me, Toula. I’m your daughter.
Maria: No. My daughter is young and beautiful.
Athena: Mom, remember when we were talking about Toula taking a trip?
Toula: I discussed it with your father last night. I know he’s gone. I’m not nuts. He was in my dream.
Toula: All moms pretend they’re okay so the family won’t worry. Because, for a mom, it’s the badge of honor to take care of everyone, especially Greek women who give birth, then immediately get up and cook everyone family dinner, while the Greek man stands there and declares himself the head of the house.
Toula: Since we lost my dad, the head of the house, it’s been a while without family dinner. We’ve been feeling kind of scattered, which is weird for us because my family used to be stuck together by our own sweat. That’s how an immigrant family survives, working together, sticking together, running a restaurant. But not today. I am going on a vacation.
Toula: This will be our first time in Greece. My dad never went back. It’s what immigrant parents do. Work hard, give it all to the kids, so we can take the trip they never did? It doesn’t seem right. But my dad asked me to go to the reunion, find his friends and give them his journal. It’s his life story. My dad also told me I better take some time off because I was starting to look old. So, vacation!
Toula: [imitating Gus] “Give me a word, any word, and I show you how the root of that word is Greek.”
Mrs. White: [referring to the revolving door] It says maximum twenty people.
Nikki: That’s six Greeks. Everyone, suck it in.
Uncle Taki: Snack. You can’t afford since you got fired.
Uncle Taki: A Greek man retires a week after he is dead.
Nick: Paging Sue Vlaki. Anybody by the name of Sue Vlaki on this flight?
Aunt Frieda: Take this evil eye to protect you.
Paris: Yeah, you know I don’t believe in the Greek voodoo.
Aunt Frieda: That’s why you’re still single.
Aristotle: [to Paris] Your Thea Voula hired me to help her on a trip. I didn’t know that you were going to be here.
Aunt Voula: Oh, that’s right, they know each other.
Aunt Frieda: What a coincidence. Such a nice Greek boy.
Aunt Voula: They had an amazing date. She ghosted him.
Victory: You came! You are the Portokalos family! I sent you the invitation. I’m the mayor of your father’s village. Welcome to the reunion! We are related through your pappou’s pappou, who was a twin, and married to my great-great yiayia’s sister’s sister-in-law.
Victory: I’m Victory.
Aunt Voula: Aunt Voula. I will be your favorite.
Aunt Voula: My daughter is divorced two times. My son is gay.
Aunt Voula: So I understand alternative lifestyles. I like your fashion look. Do you like to wear boy clothes or girl clothes?
Victory: Both and neither. How about you?
Aunt Voula: Depends on the day.
Aunt Voula: All my life, I had a bone in my hip that stuck out like a toothpick in an olive. Touch it.
'It's what immigrant parents do. Work hard, give it all to the kids, so we can take the trip they never did.' - Toula (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3) Click To Tweet
Toula: We need a picture for Mom.
Aunt Voula: Oh, here we are.
Paris: Okay. Ready?
Toula: Theia Freida, I have you neck.
Aunt Voula: [referring to her neck] Pull. Pull. Pull. High.
Aristotle: The neck?
Aunt Voula: High. There we are.
Victory: [teaching them to pose for the picture] I’ve got this. Relax your lips. “I’m so mad at the camera.” Now, blow it away. Blow it away. Supermodels. It’s fantastic. Number one. The best.
Ian: [referring to Alexandra speaking in Greek to Toula] What did she say?
Paris: “I was just a chin hair away from being your mother.”
Alexandra: Follow me down this dark alley.
Aristotle: Oh, cool. So no one will find our bodies.
Alexandra: I am Alexandra. I am making soup.
Aristotle: Yeah, this is where it ends.
Alexandra: [to Toula] What does your husband hold on to?
Aunt Frieda: Everybody needs a love handle.
Ian: I smell food.
Aunt Frieda: Don’t talk about it. It’s bad luck.
Qamar: You’re studying, ah, philosophy.
Nick: Invented by the Greeks.
Alexandra: Again, we know.
Alexandra: Only one person voted Victory. So Victory’s the mayor.
Victory: A win is a win.
Victory: It is my plan for the village regrowth. All the people who moved away years ago? I invited them for a reunion. They will remember how beautiful it is, and they will move back, and the village will go great again. See? I’m a good mayor.
Nick: How many people live here?
Victory: Six is a lot.
Toula: Who came for the reunion?
'Secrets are a waste of time. In this life, be open about what you want.' - Victory (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3) Click To Tweet
Aristotle: I’ll call us a cab.
Victory: I’m also the town taxi driver.
Ian: We’re going to go to that hotel.
Alexandra: If you want to insult us.
Toula: We would love to stay.
Aunt Frieda: I can do facials with Greek yogurt. Enemas too.
Nick: Flavored yogurt or plain, Thea?
Aunt Frieda: Always the fruit.
Nick: [referring to Paris] “Give her space” doesn’t mean try harder.
Aristotle: No, I’m not a creep. And she’s not into nerds.
Nick: Nerds win, Aristotle.
Aristotle: Were you a nerd?
'A Greek mother goes through life with two emotions. “I love you so much.” And, “Why don't you love me as much as I love you?”' - Aunt Frieda (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3) Click To Tweet
Nick: Women, they just want us to hear them, and we should listen because they got a lot to teach us. But then you get married, and they try and strangle you in your sleep.
Aunt Frieda: Don’t brag. It’s bad luck.
Paris: “Don’t cross your legs in church. It’s bad luck. Don’t give an empty wallet as a gift. It’s bad luck.”
Aunt Frieda: Don’t make fun of your aunts. It’s bad luck.
Aunt Frieda: [as Ian and Toula are kissing] Have sex on Easter like everyone else.
'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.' - Aristotle (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3) Click To Tweet
Aristotle: Let’s make the best of the rest of the vacation.
Paris: In a remote Greek village inhabited by ghosts and anger.
Aunt Frieda: [as she wakes up to a goat near her face] I thought my husband came back from the dead.
Toula: I can’t really day-drink like this.
Aunt Voula: Oh, don’t worry. Don’t worry. A lady is never drunk.
'Greek aunties. Better than dating apps.' - Aunt Frieda (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3) Click To Tweet
Alexandra: [referring to the chickens] Pick the one we have for dinner.
Ian: Oh, thank you. I’m a vegetarian.
Paris: I have never seen my mom drink anything more than communion wine.
Aristotle: They were thirsty.
Aunt Voula: Whee! I ate a bug.
Toula: Hey, listen. Want to go make out in the chicken coop?
Aunt Voula: I’m cooking! Wear your eating pants!
'It doesn't really matter who's in charge, as long as we're together. Stuck together by our own sweat.' - Toula (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3) Click To Tweet
Aunt Voula: Why haven’t you made your move?
Aristotle: We decided to be friends.
Aunt Voula: “Decided to be friends” is for when you find out that you’re dating a cousin.
Toula: So I can’t look at a handsome man who’s clearly attracted to me?
Peter: I’m your brother.
Nick: So not attracted to Toula?
Nick: Got it.
Victory: Everything will be wonderful. Like last night. Great party.
Aristotle: It was a catastrophe, and kind of your fault for proposing a toast.
Victory: That is what makes me fun.