My Big Fat Greek Wedding


Review: A young Greek woman in her early thirties and single falls in love with a non-Greek man. In the meantime she is getting her family to accept him for who he is. She is also trying to come to terms with her cultural identity and her heritage.
Director: Joel Zwick
Actors: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett and Michael Constantine
Year: 2002
Genre: Comedy, Drama and Romance
Conclusion: 3/5
One thing I did enjoy about this was that you don’t know any of the actors, they are not the typical Julia Roberts. You can find yourself totally relaxing. Also there isn’t anyone in this that it remotely good looking. It is a very warm-hearted film. As well as Nia Vardalos being the main actress she also wrote the play to this while at Chicago’s Second City. It was seen by Rita Wilson (husband of Tom Hanks) who both then went ahead and produced it. There are a couple of quotes in this for example the mother was talking and stated “When I was your age, we didn’t have food.” There is another saying that they don’t quite know what it means to be a vegetarian so they say “If you don’t eat meat that’s ok I make lamb.” In the opening scene where Nia and John have to travel in the early morning to open the restaurant this was actually the last scene that they filmed. At the wedding reception, no one was doing the dance correctly as everyone was too tired. I can’t believe it myself but this film is the highest-grossing romantic comedy film of all time!!


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