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This is a big fat wet smooch of a movie--the kind you get from an enthusiastic older relative at a spare-no-expense wedding. Toula (Vardalos) is a frumpy 30-year-old waitress at her Greek parents' Chicago restaurant. They expect her to marry a Greek boy, have babies, and feed everyone. Then she meets handsome Ian Miller (Corbett), a non-Greek vegetarian schoolteacher who really, really likes her. Enough to want to marry her--if Toula's family can ever recover from the shock of her marrying outside their heritage. Every cliche imaginable is trotted out and you won't care as you'll laugh and groan at the too-recognizable family behavior (no matter what your ethnicity). Based on Vardalos' stage monologue.

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Available on Running time 95 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Wedding Bells, Otherwise Engaged, Chicago, Edibles, Family Ties, Adapted from a Play, Top Grossing Films of 2002
Screenplay
Nia Vardalos
Cast
Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Gia Carides, Louis Mandylor, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone, Bruce Gray, Fiona Reid, Bess Meisler, Ian Gomez
Cinematography
Jeffrey Jur
Director
Joel Zwick
Music
Chris Wilson, Alexander Janko
Other
Paul Timothy Carden, Deva Anderson, Mia Goldman, Kei Ng, Michael Clancy, Gregory Keen
Producer
Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson, Home Box Office, Gold Circle Films, MPH Entertainment, Playtone Picture, IFC Films

Awards

Ind. Spirit 2003: Debut Perf. (Vardalos).

Visitor Reviews

My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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Nicholle

This movie is hilarious! Toula's huge Greek family loves to eat, and always has the whole family together under one roof. Her family expects her to find a Greek, meat-loving man to marry, but the exact opposite happens. She falls in love with someone who isn't Greek and hates meat! Her family is shocked, but that is the guy that she is going to marry. Her family tries to get him to try meat and learn the traditions of big Greek families. Their wedding has to be Greek and very over-the-top. One part in the movie, one of the characters says to put Windex on a zit! He says that Windex works on anything! That is something that I don't think I would try. My luck, I would end up making a zit worse! In all, this is a really good movie! It is mostly true and funny all in one. You definitely have to see this if you haven't because you will get a good laugh out of it!