• My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2003

PG |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Everyone in the Portokalos family worries about Toula (Nia Vardalos). Still unmarried at 30 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 isn't sure which will be more upsetting to her father, that Ian is a foreigner or that he's a vegetarian.

Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone, Gia Carides, Louis Mandylor

Director: Joel Zwick

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: MPH, Playtone Productions, Home Box Office (HBO), Gold Circle Films

Keywords: Hilarious, Love, Mother, Transformation, Father, Forbidden love, 2000s, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

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

  • 75
    Jami BernardNew 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.

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Makeup
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)