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      Opa!

      PG-13 Released Oct 16, 2009 1 hr. 37 min. Comedy List
      9% 11 Reviews Tomatometer 32% 100+ Ratings Audience Score An American archaelogist (Matthew Modine) faces a dilemma when he finds that a priceless artifact may be buried beneath a pretty Greek widow's (Agni Scott) restaurant. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I like Matthew Modine, I like archaeology films and I like movies about quaint little tavernas with lots of dancing. This has all three, yet pretty much sucks. Meh. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Frances H Once again, I must disagree with the critics, because I found Opa! to be a charming little flick whose slower pace reflects the slower Mediterranean way of life and the great message of a man putting aside his own ambition to make the woman he loves happy. I liked the way Matthew Modine changes from being an awkward, uptight American to becoming a character who finally realizes that fame and his father's dream won't make him happy and content in life. I also really liked the lovely Greek island scenery, the radiant, spirited Agni Tsangaridou's performance, and the little town's colorful characters, especially the three old ladies in black, who always have pithy things to say about other people's business. Cute, enjoyable movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/29/12 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful Greek scenery. that's about it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member I watched this for the sole reason that I wanted to enjoy some eye candy of Greece. Mission accomplished. The cinematography is good & provides nice scenes of beautiful Patmos. Otherwise, this is trite, corny, and chock full of stereotypes. The American character, played by Matthew Modine (I hadn't realized his career had degenerated enough that he would agree to do this film), is -- as the white, often blond, American males so often are -- uptight, unpleasant, and obsessed with his professional success (which also relates to his Daddy Issues). You already know the rest of the story: the passionate, independent, free-spirited local woman (the Love Interest, of course); the passionate, macho, ultimately somewhat cretinous local men; the sleazy & greedy local official; the sympathetic alcoholic British colleague; the "Greek chorus" of nosey, quarrelsome, & sex-obsessed old women. Love with the Mediterranean sexpot loosens up the stiff Anglo & makes him realize that there are more important things in life than his robotic dedication to his destructive professional goals . . . although how all this resolves is outstandingly improbable. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Cute, feel-good movie with beautiful scenery. I really enjoyed this, and it was good to see Matthew Modine in something fun. I have always liked him, but his movies seem to be hit or miss. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member with an Indie feel, it was not the most exciting film... but a sweet story (with beautiful scenery) nonetheless! I personally enjoyed it a lot, due to my Greek family, and the desire to travel there someday. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Joe Neumaier New York Daily News As standard uptight-American-unbuttons-himself-abroad movies go, director Udayan Prasad's gentle, unexceptional romance is exactly what you'd expect. Rated: 2/4 Oct 16, 2009 Full Review Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times Everything is flat except for the island's picturesque mountains, but you can look at those for only so long. Rated: 1.5/5 Oct 16, 2009 Full Review Neil Genzlinger New York Times Opa!, a sweet, nontaxing movie set in the gorgeous Greek Isles, has a bit of a black hole at its center named Matthew Modine. Rated: 2.5/5 Oct 16, 2009 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ...a moderately enjoyable movie that plays like an extended commercial for a vacation on the Greek island of Patmos. Rated: 85/100 Oct 18, 2009 Full Review Jeff Vice Deseret News (Salt Lake City) [Modine] seems too tentative and blase to work as the film's lead. Especially since he's paired with the vibrant Scott. She definitely deserves a chance to work again, with someone as committed to film chemistry as she clearly was. Oct 15, 2009 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a delightful, breezy little romantic comedy... Rated: 3/4 Sep 26, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An American archaelogist (Matthew Modine) faces a dilemma when he finds that a priceless artifact may be buried beneath a pretty Greek widow's (Agni Scott) restaurant.
      Director
      Udayan Prasad
      Screenwriter
      Raman Singh, Christina Concetta
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Strong Language|Some Nudity)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 16, 2009, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Apr 26, 2011