My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Thursday 27th March 20037:00 PM

Toula is a Greek-American woman who is in her early thirties and single, with no immediate prospects of changing that status any time soon. This bothers Toula a bit, but not half as much as it distresses her mother and father, who want to send her to Greece in hopes of finding a husband in the old country. One day, after seeing a handsome stranger in the family's Greek restaurant and not having the courage to talk to him, Toula decides she needs a bit of self-improvement.

Despite her dad's misgivings, Toula signs up for a night-school class studying computers, trades in her glasses for contact lenses, gets a different job at a travel agency, and spruces herself up with a new look and a new attitude. To her very pleasant surprise, she once again encounters the handsome stranger, who soon asks her out on a date. Schoolteacher Ian Miller is seemingly perfect - he's tall, handsome, smart, good-natured, and soon in love with Toula - except for two little things: he's not Greek, and he's a vegetarian, both of which horrify Toula's family. So when Ian pops the question, the bride-to-be has to negotiate both families and prevent the wedding from going out of control, which is being planned around the notion that quantity IS quality.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

76%

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Genre:

Comedy, Romance

Director:

Joel Zwick

Writer:

Nia Vardalos

Leads:

Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis, John Kalangis, Kaylee Vieira, Lainie Kazan

Music:

Alexander Janko

Length:

95 minutes

Year:

2002

Country:

USA

Language:

English, Greek

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