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DVD Reviews: My Big Fat Greek Wedding


The Final Say!

Feature Score:
8.9/10
DVD Extras Score
7.7/10

Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 6 March 2003
Distributed by:
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Running Time: 91 Minutes

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 your face.

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 recommendation!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Features

  • Scene Selections
  • Audio Commentary with Nia Zardalos, John Corbett and Joel Zwick
  • Nia Vardalos interviews - Courtesy of ABC radio and Today Show Channel 9
  • Biographies - Cast and Director
  • Theatrical Trailer

 

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