My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)



Critic Consensus: Though it sometimes feels like a television sitcom, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is good-hearted, lovable, and delightfully eccentric, with a sharp script and lead performance from Nia Vardalos.

Movie Info

One woman's rocky road to the altar gets played for laughs in this comedy, adapted from the one-woman off-Broadway show written by and starring Nia Vardalos. Toula (Vardalos) 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 (Lainie Kazan) and father (Michael Constantine), who want to send her to Greece in hopes of finding a husband in the … More

Rating: PG (for sensuality and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Nia Vardalos
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 11, 2003
Box Office: $241.3M
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as Toula Portokalos

as Ian Miller

as Gus Portokalos

as Maria Portokalos

as Nikki

as Rodney Miller

as Harriet

as Mrs. White

as Aunt Voula

as Nick Portokalos

as Aunt Lexy

as Uncle Taki

as Aunt Frieda

as Toula at 12

as Athena at 15

as Greek Teacher

as Schoolgirl

as Car Pool Friend

as Car Pool Friend

as Bouzouki Player

as Aunt Freida

as Cousin Marianthi

as Aunt Nota

as Greek Chanter

as Greek Chanter

as Wedding Singer

as Wedding Band Member

as Wedding Band Member

as Wedding Band Member

as Wedding Band Member

as Wedding Band Member
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Critic Reviews for My Big Fat Greek Wedding

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (27)

Second City alum Nia Vardalos stars in this ethnic comedy, which she also wrote -- an ambitious way to break into a leading role; too bad the results are insubstantial.

Full Review… | April 4, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The result feels a little over-egged at times and the love match lacks chemistry, but Ian's whistlestop induction into a different style of language, food, drink, dress and dancing allows a few good one-liners.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A captivating comedy with a heart of gold, My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a must-see for its sheer unbridled delightfulness. An Amelie for 2002?

Full Review… | April 4, 2012

Perfect sleepover movie for tweens (and moms!).

Full Review… | December 26, 2010
Common Sense Media

It's greek to me.

Full Review… | August 21, 2009

It offers the illusion of originality by bombarding audiences with Greek stereotypes, but really clings to the formulaic romance comedy.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Really funny!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


As a Greek person this movie was only partially accurate and therefore irritates me.

Unknown Hobo

Super Reviewer

An adorable romantic comedy starring Nia Vardalos & John Corbett about a 30 year old woman that helps her family run their family restaurant, Dancing Zorba's. Toula (Vardalos) is expected to get married to a greek man & run the restaurant until she dies. Then one day she meets Ian Miller (Corbett) who she decides to change the way she looks for him. Then she meets him again when she works at a Travel Agency. They go on a couple dates & they fall in love :) Her family of course doesn't approve because Ian is not Greek. So she has to sneak around with him for a while until Toula's family decides to have Ian baptized. Even more hilarious antics ensue when Ian's family meets Toula's family. This is an heart warming tale of true love & the family who you love at the end of the day no matter how crazy they are :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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