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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

  • Romance
  • Comedy
  • 2002
  • Joel Zwick
  • 91 mins
  • PG

Summary

Romantic comedy starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. When 30-year-old Greek-American waitress Toula Portokalos takes the man of her dreams home to meet the family in Chicago, her relations are horrified to discover that he's not only a "foreigner", but also a vegetarian.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The unheralded success story of 2002, this perky, low-budget romantic comedy - adapted by Nia Vardalos from her autobiographical one-woman stage show - accumulated over $240m in the US alone. Vardalos stars as a frumpy waitress at her Greek family's restaurant who goes against her father's traditionalist views when she finds a new job, gets a confidence-boosting makeover and hooks handsome American teacher John Corbett (of Sex and the City fame). While the happy couple-to-be - who share charming screen chemistry - are played relatively straight, Vardalos's in-your-face relatives are a source of buoyant comic vitality. Although there are no real surprises on the way to the fairy-tale (if rather chaotic) ending, the whole enterprise is swept along with unforced affection, humour and exuberance. Incidentally, it was co-produced by Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson (of Greek parentage herself).

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Credits

Cast

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Toula PortokalosNia Vardalos
Ian MillerJohn Corbett
Gus PortokalosMichael Constantine
Maria PortokalosLainie Kazan
Aunt VoulaAndrea Martin
AngeloJoey Fatone
NikkiGia Carides
NickLouis Mandylor
MikeIan Gomez

Crew

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DirectorJoel Zwick

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment
Released on
2002-09-20
Languages
English | Greek
Guidance
Edited for language.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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