Actress Nia Vardalos brings her
one woman stage show to the big screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding in one of
the must see movies of 2003!
Every in this movie is perfect from the start
to the finish and is an excellent light hearted romp through the relationship
of Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), when she find Mr. Right after she has
turned 30. Her family, a traditional Greek family has given up on her ever
meeting a husband and settling down and having children just like everyone
else in her family.
Finally there is a man and everything is
going swimmingly. He has proposed marriage and she has accepted. There is one
problem for her family: He definitely is not Greek! This is the story of how
they overcome that major obstacle so that two people can be together. Combine
that with the fact that his parent are about as WASPish as they come and we
are set for a fun romp in this film.
I think that the best thing about this movie
is that there are really no low points to the entire feature, the whole thing
is a funny uplifting experience from the start to the finish. Quite often I
found myself actually belly laughing as a particular joke or scene takes you
totally by surprise. It's a very pleasant viewing experience and I can
guarantee that you will watch the entire feature with a smile firmly fixed to
The movie is in 16:9 widescreen and features
Dolby 5.1. I loved the soundtrack to this movie and the actual surround is
used effectively because it's needed and not because it was just available.
The extras are a blast to watch and listen
to, and I especially enjoyed the audio commentary with Nia Vardalos, John
Corbett and Joel Zwick as they explained and talked about the process of
making and being in the movie.
This film definitely has a high
My Big Fat Greek
- Scene Selections
- Audio Commentary
with Nia Zardalos, John Corbett and Joel Zwick
Vardalos interviews - Courtesy of ABC radio and Today Show Channel 9
Biographies - Cast and Director