Although Bob may feel that Father Chris is a stereotypical name for a Greek priest, that name was used because Father Chris is a real person. As a matter of fact Father Chris is my wife's uncle.
This movie is based on the real story of the friendship between Father Chris and Bob Krantz. While the events in this movie took place several years ago, and Bob and his family have since moved out of Chicago, he and Father Chris still are very close, and see each other several times a year.
The use of the Chicago Greek Community as a background was not intended to provide a "touch of novelty". That is the community in which the real story took place. Chicago's Greektown is less than a mile from the church where Father Chris serves as pastor.
Despite Bob's feeling that the movie was sophomoric, I can assure him that the people and places portrayed in the movie are real.
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