Sitting at No.22 on the All Time list of Australian Box Office hits and the most successful independent release ever.For the few who haven't seen it, Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher and dreamboat. They date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself.
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Audiences around the world have fallen in love with this small budget comedy with a big ethnic heart. Based on her one woman stage play of the same name, writer and star Nia Vardalos has created a romantic comedy oozing warmth, originality and charm. Toula Portakalos (Nia Vardalos) is a Greek tragedy 30 and unmarried. Oh, the shame it brings on her family Why for she dont go to Greece and find a nice Greek husband. And then IT happens she meets the man of her dreams: handsome, intelligent, kind... and about as Greek as apricot chicken. The only way this family will accept Ian (John Corbett from Sex and the City) as their new son-in-law, is if he becomes Greek. The stage is set for the ultimate clash of cultures. Chaotic, uproarious and exuberant, this is one big, fat Greek wedding you just cant miss.
This is my life 10 times over! You will not be able to contain yourself after you have watched the antics of the typical wog family and their attiude towards struggling with, and eventually embracing another from a different culture for their daughter. I loved it. A must watch
This is a lovley movie. There are no great surprises, but it is well cast, well acted and has that ability to touch you, that sets the better movies apart. I think this movie was mostly about coming to terms with who and what we are, and enjoying the life we're given. Having someone special to share it with just makes it all so much sweeter.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is what you'd expect from an ethnic comedy, all the jokes serving to perpetuate stereotypes about Greeks having huge families, talking very loudly, and reminding everyone about how everything originated from Greece. Nia Vardalos is rather obnoxious as a Greek woman who marries a handsome American guy, and spends the rest of the film fretting about her family and pending wedding.
A very small 2002 romantic comedy that was a massive hit... Nia Vardalos plays Toula, a Greek - American woman who is an "ugly duckling" who winds up going out with a hunky American (non-Greek) guy (played by John Corbett)... the bulk of the humour comes from the clash of cultures... not bad... not great, but not bad at all... very popular on its initial release...
What a great movie. This is one of those films that will a smile on your face time and time again. It is well written, by the star herself, features a great cast, great music and doesn't go on for too long. It tells the story and never once drags on or becomes boring. John Corbett is great as the american love interest marrying into a family of Greeks, and good to see a couple of known Aussie actors amongst the cast members. Special features include an interesting interview with the star of the movie, Nia Vardalos. This is a winner, it is still the highest grossing independant film of all time and its not hard to see why. A must for every DVD collection, it appeals to all audiences.
this is a pretty funny comedy about a woman who is greek, and how she is getting married to someone who is not greek. she has a really crazy family, who each try to get her to do things that she does not want to do, so of course comedy ensues! a good watch for the whole family, nothing too risque or anything is in here.
You have to wonder why a movie such as this hasn't been made before. The type of things that can go on in an extended family as shown in this movie is funnier than expected. Behind all the eccentric nature of the storyline here, you have a romantic story unfolding but trying to bring an outsider into the family seems to be a bit harder than expected for the lead character here.
I love this movie. Although it is your usual love story the crazy Greek family throws in plenty of twists and a lot of laughs. The best line would have to be ..."and yes, it was my twin..." so look out for that! A satisfying ending and a great storyline this is one that everyone can enjoy and everyone will laugh along with! recommended
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