My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

DVD - 2003
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Toula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life - and the way she sees the world ... forever.
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Home Video, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780783122328
Branch Call Number: DVD MY BIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: Closed-captioned


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If you’re not already familiar with Vardalos’ work, there’s no better introduction than this 2002 heartwarming romantic comedy, which Vardalos wrote and starred in.

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JCLHeatherM Jun 10, 2020

Nia Vardalos shines in this ensemble rom-com that is packed to the brim with heart and romance without being too cheesy or over-the-top. Cultures clash when the Greek-Orthodox Toula falls head over heels in love with Anglo-Saxon Ian. Ian is quick to discover that he can't have Toula in his life without her eccentric family and hilarity ensues on their way down the aisle.

Sep 10, 2019

I loved this, my kind of humor! It was a feel-good movie and I laughed out aloud at times.
I would say one of my most favorite movies ever. I enjoyed the sequel to it as well.
Interesting history of how this became a movie, just looked it up online.
Hope they make a third one, there has been talk about it.

Feb 21, 2019

My favorite movie of all time!

Aug 16, 2018

A hilarious movie with funny Greek people!

Feb 03, 2018

Good romcom!

Oct 07, 2017

I really liked this movie because it was all about a big, crazy family, so it was filled with comedy and an abundance of love. I could relate to the main character because I too am in the middle of a giant, boisterous family and because she wanted bigger things for herself. Not only was the movie funny, but it shone a light on Greek culture and how important family life really is. I wouldn’t change anything about the movie, because even it’s imperfections work with the overall theme. This movie is a feel good movie all the way through and I’m excited to watch the sequel. 4/5 Stars
- @scarletsoldier of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 23, 2016

This movie hasn't aged as well as I expected it would, but it's still very good. It's a nice, light comedy. For me, all of the "But he's not Greek!" started to wear a little thin this time around. I'm glad I rewatched it prior to seeing My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, its creatively titled sequel. While I don't think 2's story is one that needed to be told, Nia Vardalos did a wonderful job of writing the characters' lives 14 years later. With the sequel, I appreciated the closeness of the family and how they had become much more tolerant, and I was impressed that everyone, even very minor characters, had returned for it. I recommend having some Greek food on hand if you are planning to watch either or both of these movies. You will be hungry for it.

Apr 30, 2016

Love it!

Mar 03, 2016

A funny, moving family comedy.

d2013 Aug 16, 2013

Truly a fun movie with great actors. Love this one and recommend it highly.

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Jun 27, 2008

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.


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Feb 03, 2018

Toula Portokalos: Ma, Dad is so stubborn. What he says goes. "Ah, the man is the head of the house!"

Maria Portokalos: Let me tell you something, Toula. The man is the head, but the woman is the neck. And she can turn the head any way she wants.

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