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Kino Korner October 2, 2002
 
A Big Fat Greek Lie
By Mark Ames Browse author Email
 
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"I thought he was okay -- my mother's a teacher. He was nice, he loved her."

"Yeah but he had no personality, he was grotesquely sensitive. Women always go for the jerks, it just wasn't true." The fact that I got three bites from American women for this date only confirmed it.

"I guess that's true. What about you, did you like it?"

I went on what I'd call a controlled rant.

Paige took it pretty well. She said, "I guess I just didn't take it very seriously. I don't take movies very seriously. I almost never see them." She had a full schedule of ballet and dance programs to see every night this week.

Normally, a movie like that would make my blood boil. But watching it with Paige sort of complicated my reaction -- she took the edge off the rage, which was disturbing.

I'm not sure if I should watch movies with her again.

"Don't you know who I am?" I asked.

"No," she said, not naively, just matter-of-factly, as if interested.

"I'm not going to be mean," I said.

She looked slightly puzzled but forgiving. "OK."

I'm not going to trash Paige, because she doesn't deserve it. Her photo, name, phone numbers and other details aren't for you.

Yeah, I can hear the line from American Me: "You're showing weakness, ese." But fair is fair. Paige was impressive. She liked it okay. I hated it, though not as bad as I should have. The movie was a Big, Fat, Greek-American Lie.

RATING: I'm giving this film 2 scimitars, a special icon, meaning that it pushes the male viewer to throw his support completely behind the Turks in their conflict with Greece. Were it 3 scimitars, we would support the total Turkish conquest of Cyprus.


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