Parents' Guide to

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Underwhelming threequel best for die-hard fans; innuendo.

Movie PG-13 2023 91 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Terrible movie - 90 minutes of your life that you will never get back!

This movie was terrible! First of all, it was completely boring. I kept thinking that it would pick up, but it never did. They had SO many different story lines going, and they didn't develop any of them in a satisfactory way. They forced a nude beach scene in the movie, and it was totally unnecessary. They also made the mayor of the town a non-binary character, and it felt like they forced that into the storyline as well. It wasn't very funny or entertaining, and a lot of it was completely implausible.
age 8+

It’s a fun movie

My 8 year old and I liked the movie. It had enough funny things to keep him Laughing and sentimental things to make me cry and reflect on being a mom and daughter. Overall the music, beautiful landscapes and likable characters makes it a fun movie. I was not sure we would go due to the amount of negative reviews - ignore them. There is no offensive language, the nude beach is ten seconds and body parts are covered, the mayor is wonderful, optimistic, and kind (whereas a previous review was upset by gender fluidity my son did not ask about it and I did not notice it). Beautiful scenery.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Despite some sweet moments, this well-intentioned threequel can't recapture the novelty and humor of the 2002 original. This third (and presumably final) chapter in Toula's story doesn't offer anything new other than the reminder that middle-aged couples shouldn't let their sandwich-generation challenges keep them from taking adventures or reconnecting with either their roots or the next generation. But that laudable (if trite) message is buried under lots of obvious punchlines. Vardalos' script recycles lots of the first movie's same cultural jokes, which fall flat two decades later. In addition to the obligatory Windex references, there are constant scenes of Nikos primping, shaving (his ears, his nose, his chin, his nether regions), and preening half-naked, as well as the tired insistence that every word or historical fact is based in the Greek language or history.

The story also includes some heavy themes that aren't handled with enough care (or humor). Mrs. Portokalos (Lainie Kazan) is housebound due to mild dementia, and a subplot involving a big secret is received ludicrously well, with no emotional nuance. On the bright side, the cinematography by Barry Peterson includes lovely shots of the Greek Isles' landscapes, markets, and squares. Vardalos' second directorial feature after the 2009 romcom I Hate Valentine's Day (also starring Corbett), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is a broad family comedy that aims for crowd-pleasing but misses the mark.

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