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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Like Vardalos and Corbett, who play their roles with vibrant charm, the film, directed by Joel Zwick, is heartfelt and hilarious in ways you can't fake. It's a keeper. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a buoyant comedy with more warmth and generosity of spirit than anything else in theaters right now. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Wedding feels a bit anachronistic. Still, not every low-budget movie must be quirky or bleak, and a happy ending is no cinematic sin. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Vardalos is a breath of fresh air. After all the little nipped and tucked bunnies we've been seeing onscreen for so long, we forget what real women look like. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Five minutes into the film, I relaxed, knowing it was set in the real world, and not in the Hollywood alternative universe where Julia Roberts can't get a date. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Vardalos made the Portokaloses so funny they'll make your own family seem tame. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Delivers a sugar rush without the calories. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    With Corbett's laidback persona nicely countering Vardalos's authorial performance, the picture radiates a pure affability that's awfully attractive. My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a very slim movie that succeeds on its own modest terms without pretense or apology. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The results are sometimes too frenetic, the laughs too obvious and predictable. But director Joel Zwick paces things well, and leavens the lunacy with enough seriousness (including a wonderfully poignant exchange between Toula and her brother) to keep the film grounded in the real. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Vardalos is of Greek ancestry, which makes stereotyping permissible: She can tease Greeks, just as Italians can safely mock Italians or Jews can poke fun at Jews. But isn't it demeaning to reduce your heritage to clich?s? show more

  • May 25, 2011 Sweetrose
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    As I am from European descent,I can understand why families hold on to \"tradition\". A Greek girl tries to change her family,when they get stuck to the \"old ways\" of romance.Toula Portokalos(NiaVardalos),meets Ian Miller(John Corbitt),but the romance, unfortunately, starts out with trouble.Her dad Gus(Constantine), and mother(Kazan) try to change her mind,but she persists with following her \"heart and feelings\".Toula\'s brothers are hilarious as they play pranks on their future Brother-in-law.When the couple meet his wacky parents,the riotous laughs unfold! I say cheers to the cast, for this wonderful production that proves Love has other plans in mind.

  • August 05, 2008 christopher
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    a movie to watch over and over again: funny, touching, fine ensemble cast.

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