My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

BB (out of 5) It’s been thirteen years since a charming, independently produced comedy about an ethnic wedding became the most profitable film of all time, and so much has changed: the adorable Portokaloses are now a tight-knit clan who can’t stay out of any of their family members’ business.  Okay, so not much has…

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

BBB (out of 5) Moments of hilarious spontaneity almost overcome a weak script in this delightful romantic comedy. Nia Vardalos plays Toula, a geeky Chicago waitress who works at her father’s Greek restaurant until the day she decides to spiff up her looks, boost her confidence and start up a career of her own in travel…

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Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful…

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That Old Feeling

BBBB (out of 5) The first film Bette Midler produced through her company All Girl Productions since For The Boys is this hilarious comedy, in which she and Dennis Farina are fantastic as bickering ex-spouses who reunite during their daughter’s wedding and end up running away together. Paula Marshall is the exasperated daughter and bride who bumbles around…

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Blindness

BBB (out of 5) Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago’s bestselling novel reaches the big screen with mixed results. After a random driver succumbs to a case of instant blindness, his condition turns out to be an infectious disease that rages through his unnamed city and leaves its entire population without sight. The first large groups…

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