My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 19, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Joshua Rothkopf
Chicago Reader

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.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a very slim movie that succeeds on its own modest terms without pretense or apology. No wonder it's easy to like.

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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?

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Time Out

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.

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James Berardinelli

The movie is consistently funny without ever going over the top -- a rarity in movies.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Perfect sleepover movie for tweens (and moms!).

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

You don't have to be Greek to enjoy My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and that's precisely the point of it.

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Loren King
Chicago Tribune

The reliability of the genre doesn't excuse predictable jokes, pat fiascoes and so many stereotypes that one is tempted to alert the Greek anti-defamation league.

Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

It's greek to me.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
Really funny!
erika bruhns
did not understand it
Unknown Hobo
As a Greek person this movie was only partially accurate and therefore irritates me.
Candy Rose
Rom com about a geeky Greek girl who lives at home with her family. They are proud Greeks, big, loud and love food. Toula meets a non Greek guy and he tries to… More
Cassie Hill
An adorable romantic comedy starring Nia Vardalos & John Corbett about a 30 year old woman that helps her family run their family restaurant, Dancing… More
KJ Proulx
It was funny at times, but gets dull after a while!