My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Written by and starring Second City alumnus Nia Vardalos, this rom-com sleeper hit is centered on a Greek-American woman who falls for an Anglo-American.

Everyone in the Portokalos family worries about Toula (Vardalos). Still unmarried at thirty years old, she works at Dancing Zorba's, the Greek restaurant owned by her parents, Gus (Michael Constantine) and Maria (Lainie Kazan). After taking a job at her aunt's travel agency, she falls in love with Ian Miller (John Corbett), a teacher who is tall, handsome and definitely not Greek. Toula struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

2002Rating: G95 minsUSA, Canada
ComedyRomance
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Total Film

Total Film

press

Not a film given to straying too far from the pre-ordained rom-com path then, but an enjoyable prattle of the sexes nonetheless.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The result feels a little over-egged at times and the love match lacks chemistry, but Ian's whistlestop induction into a different style of language, food, drink, dress and dancing allows a few good one-liners.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An amiable, offhanded comedy about ethnic identity and last-chance romance.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's enjoyable, with a cracking performance from Michael Constantine as Toula's father Gus, a robust Greek nationalist who claims that any word in common usage has a Greek root, including "kimono".

3.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Warm-hearted in the way a movie can be when it knows its people inside out.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The kind of romantic comedy you wish you saw more often: funny without resorting to gross gags, warm without being too sentimental and with characters that are loveable rather than stereotypes.

3.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Not a film given to straying too far from the pre-ordained rom-com path then, but an enjoyable prattle of the sexes nonetheless.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The result feels a little over-egged at times and the love match lacks chemistry, but Ian's whistlestop induction into a different style of language, food, drink, dress and dancing allows a few good one-liners.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An amiable, offhanded comedy about ethnic identity and last-chance romance.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's enjoyable, with a cracking performance from Michael Constantine as Toula's father Gus, a robust Greek nationalist who claims that any word in common usage has a Greek root, including "kimono".

3.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Warm-hearted in the way a movie can be when it knows its people inside out.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The kind of romantic comedy you wish you saw more often: funny without resorting to gross gags, warm without being too sentimental and with characters that are loveable rather than stereotypes.

3.0

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