My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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Overview

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 old country. Toula ...
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Overview

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 old country. Toula isn't interested in leaving the country to find a man, but since she works in the family business -- a Greek restaurant in Chicago called Dancing Zorba's -- she has to hear about it whether she likes it or not. One day, after seeing a handsome stranger in the restaurant and not having the courage to talk to him, Toula decides she needs a bit of self-improvement. Despite her dad's misgivings, Toula signs up for a night-school class studying computers, trades in her glasses for contact lenses, gets a different job at a travel agency, and spruces herself up with a new look and a new attitude. To her very pleasant surprise, she once again encounters the handsome stranger, who soon asks her out on a date. Schoolteacher Ian Miller John Corbett is seemingly perfect -- he's tall, handsome, smart, good-natured, and soon in love with Toula -- except for two little things: he's not Greek, and he's a vegetarian, both of which horrify Toula's family. When Ian pops the question and Toula says yes, the bride-to-be has to negotiate a reasonably peaceful meeting between Ian's upper-class parents and her own working-class extended family. There's also the matter of the wedding, which Toula's mother is planning around the notion that quantity IS quality. My Big Fat Greek Wedding also features Ian Gomez Vardalos' real-life husband, Louis Mandylor, Andrea Martin, and Joey Fatone from the pop group *NSYNC. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson helped produce the film through the auspices of their production company, Playtone.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; A look back at My Big Fat Greek Wedding: A 30-minute retrospective on the making of the film featuring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett; Deleted Scenes; Original 2002 Audio Commentary with Nia Vardalos, John Corbett and Director Joel Zwick
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Just in time for Valentine's Day comes the DVD release of this wildly popular romantic comedy, the sleeper hit of 2002. And deservedly so: My Big Fat Greek Wedding falls back on tried-and-true conventions of romantic comedy, but it presents them so winningly as to make viewers think they're seeing them for the first time. Nia Vardalos, who wrote the semi-autobiographical screenplay, is that most refreshing of leading ladies -- one who's not "conventionally" beautiful but whose warmth and charm makes her more attractive than most of the walking Kewpie dolls regularly paraded across America's movie screens. She plays Toula, the frumpy daughter of Greek restaurateurs (Michael Constantine and Lainie Kazan) who constantly chide her about remaining unmarried. A diet, some contact lenses, and new makeup transform Toula into an attractive young woman, and before long she has landed herself a handsome fiancé (John Corbett), who must now run the gauntlet of her eccentric relatives to win acceptance into this close-knit family. Vardalos, coming from a similar background, lards her script with keen but loving observations about Greek-American culture. The characters are broadly sketched but rendered with consummate skill by veteran performers who know how far they can go before lapsing into caricature. Director Joel Zwick (Second Sight) wisely lets his cast have its collective say; his main contribution amounts to getting the story moving quickly enough in the first half so that its momentum in the second becomes self-sustaining. Rich in emotion and illuminated by repeated flashes of character-driven humor, this Wedding is one you'll be happy to attend -- over and over. Vardalos, Zwick, and Corbett supply a joint commentary for the DVD, which also includes cast/crew bios.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a modest, likeable comedy, would have been less effective if it had been put through the Hollywood system. Nia Vardalos's script has enough Hollywood convention in it that having a newcomer in the lead automatically brings to it a freshness that a romantic comedy superstar like Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock would have had a difficult time mustering. There is no cynicism in the film, which may make it difficult for some viewers to take. Vardalos and the rest of the performers seem genuinely amused by the clichéd scenarios and the familiar bits of comedic business they are given to play. They either find new ways to make the material work, or simply radiate goodwill toward each other and the audience to such an extent that the audience reciprocates. Maintaining a charming ease for its entire ninety-five minute running time, Vardalos and her cast desire nothing but the commendable goal of entertaining their audience. This is an unabashedly warm and friendly film that was seemingly made for all the right reasons.
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Like Vardalos and Corbett, who play their roles with vibrant charm, the film, directed by Joel Zwick, is heartfelt and hilarious in ways you can't fake.
New York Times
An amiable, offhanded comedy about ethnic identity and last-chance romance.
Washington Post - Desson Howe
There is so much goodwill here, you are charmed as much as tickled into laughing.

Like Vardalos and Corbett, who play their roles with vibrant charm, the film, directed by Joel Zwick, is heartfelt and hilarious in ways you can't fake.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2012
  • UPC: 883929222797
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Bonus DVD
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 1,245

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nia Vardalos Toula
John Corbett Ian Miller
Michael Constantine Gus
Lainie Kazan Maria
Andrea Martin Aunt Voula
Joey Fatone Angelo
Gia Carides Nikki
Louis Mandylor Nick
Bess Meisler Yia Yia
Fiona Reid Harriet Miller
Bruce Gray Rodney Miller
Ian Gomez Mike
Charlene Bitzas Aunt Nota
Peter Chalkiopoulos Wedding Band
Jayne Eastwood Mrs. White
Christina Eleusiniotis Toula at 6
Frank Falcone Suitor
Gale Garnett Aunt Lexy
Peter Gogos Wedding Band
Kathryn Haggis Cousin Marianthi
John Kalangis Greek Teacher
Anthony Kandiotis Priest
Scott Khouri Waiter
Nick Kutsukos Bouzouki Player
Stavroula Logothettis Athena
Eugene Martel Suitor
Gerry Mendicino Uncle Taki
Spiro Milankou Wedding Band
Sarah Osman Athena at 15
Chrissy Paraskevopoulos Cousin Jennie
Joe Persechini Suitor
Victor Politis Wedding Band
Jim Rouvas Wedding Band
Chris Savides Greek Chanter
Arielle Sugarman Paris
Peter Tharos Yianni
Melissa Todd Car Pool Friend
Constantine Tsapralis Foti
John Tsifliklis Wedding Singer
Marla Vacratsis Aunt Frieda
Constantine Vardalos Greek Chanter
Kaylee Vieira Schoolgirl
Petra Wildgoose Car Pool Friend
Peter Xynnis Suitor
Marita Zouravlioff Toula at 12
Technical Credits
Joel Zwick Director
Deva Anderson Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Brooks Executive Producer
Enrico Campana Set Decoration/Design
Andy Chmura Camera Operator
Michael Clancy Costumes/Costume Designer
David Coatsworth Co-producer
Robin D. Cook Casting
Nancy Vardalos Ginakes Choreography
Gary Goetzman Producer
Mia Goldman Editor
Tom Hanks Producer
Mark Hufnail Executive Producer
Alexander Janko Score Composer
Jeffrey Jur Cinematographer
Gregory Keen Production Designer
Burton J. LeBlanc Makeup
Liberman/Patton Casting Casting
Grant Lucibello Asst. Director
Martin Malivoire Special Effects Supervisor
Tom Mather Sound Mixer
David McAree Asst. Director
Jim Milio Executive Producer
Kei Ng Art Director
Melissa Peltier Executive Producer
Heather Persons Editor
Kostas Petsis Choreography
Steven Shareshian Executive Producer
Nia Vardalos Screenwriter
Norm Waitt Executive Producer
Rita Wilson Producer
Chris Wilson Score Composer
Dorota Zajac Makeup
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
1. Growing Up Greek [7:37]
2. Nothing Ever Changes [5:12]
3. Your Own Greek Statue [2:49]
4. Head vs. Neck [3:28]
5. Something Different [4:27]
6. A Window of Opportunity [5:18]
7. Romantic Interludes [8:19]
8. The Family Knows! [7:47]
9. Will You Marry Me? [3:06]
10. Becoming Greek [4:23]
11. Meet The Family [5:10]
12. Whose Wedding Is This? [6:30]
13. A Quiet Dinner [8:08]
14. What Really Matters [3:36]
15. Morning Madness [3:54]
16. First Steps [5:10]
17. The Wedding Reception [9:50]
1. Growing Up Greek [7:37]
2. Nothing Ever Changes [5:12]
3. Your Own Greek Statue [2:49]
4. Head vs. Neck [3:28]
5. Something Different [4:27]
6. A Window of Opportunity [5:18]
7. Romantic Interludes [8:19]
8. The Family Knows! [7:47]
9. Will You Marry Me? [3:06]
10. Becoming Greek [4:23]
11. Meet The Family [5:10]
12. Whose Wedding Is This? [6:30]
13. A Quiet Dinner [8:08]
14. What Really Matters [3:36]
15. Morning Madness [3:54]
16. First Steps [5:10]
17. The Wedding Reception [9:50]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
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         Languages
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               Spanish
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         Chapter Selection
         Special Features
            Cast Bios
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                  Nia Vardalos - Toula
                  John Corbett - Ian
                  Michael Constantine - Gus
                  Lainie Kazan - Maria
                  Andrea Martin - Aunt Voula
                  Joey Fatone - Angelo
                  Gia Carides - Nikki
                  Louis Mandylor - Nick
            Audio Commentary with Nia Vardalos (Writer/Toula), John Corbett (Ian), and Joel Zwick (Director): On/Off
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         Play Movie
         Languages
            Spoken Languages
               English 5.1
               English 2.0
            Subtitles
               English
               French
               Spanish
               Greek
               Subtitles: None
            Audio Commentary with Nia Vardalos (Writer/Toula), John Corbett (Ian), and Joel Zwick (Director): On/Off
               Audio Commentary with Nia Vardalos (Writer/Toula), John Corbett (Ian), and Joel Zwick (Director): On
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         Chapter Selection
         Special Features
            Cast Bios
               Cast Bios
                  Nia Vardalos - Toula
                  John Corbett - Ian
                  Michael Constantine - Gus
                  Lainie Kazan - Maria
                  Andrea Martin - Aunt Voula
                  Joey Fatone - Angelo
                  Gia Carides - Nikki
                  Louis Mandylor - Nick
            Audio Commentary with Nia Vardalos (Writer/Toula), John Corbett (Ian), and Joel Zwick (Director): On/Off
               Audio Commentary with Nia Vardalos (Writer/Toula), John Corbett (Ian), and Joel Zwick (Director): On
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Purchased as a gift

    This DVD was on my daughter-in-law2B's Christmas list & I looked everywhere to find it. No one had it. I was able to find it here and at a great price!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Seen it over and over!

    It's hard to find romantic comedies that are enjoyable and don't have depressing endings. It seems too many movies are going for that "realistic" feel, and so they don't have happy endings. Well, I don't mean to spoil it for you, but there's a good ending to this movie. Some things may seem a little cliche, and they's becuause they probably are. But if it is, it's definately one of the best cliche movies you'll ever see. It's cute, romantic, and it's the kind of movie you buy because you know you will watch it more than just one time. I also like it, because kind of like Spanglish, it shows how people with different ethnic backgrounds learn to compromise their traditional culture with modern American culture. I also really like Toula's character - it shows how confidence goes a long way in making you look and feel beautiful. Ian is such a nice guy, you can't help but like his character. Watch this movie!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SO FUNNY!

    this comedy is outstandingly funny. i must admit, after i saw it, i couldn't stop laughing. yaya, is so funny, especially when she keeps going on the neighbor's yard. this movie is so fun-packed, and it's a famliy movie for everyone. trust me, YOU WILL LAUGH!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The director made the movie

    After seeing the TV series you can really appreciate Joel Zwick. A one joke movie paced and not over done vs the horrible and short lived TV series. Zwick undertands comedy. He should receive more credit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE BIG FAT COMEDY CLUNKER WITH FEW LAUGHS!

    I¿m at a loss to explain why ¿My Big Fat Greek Wedding¿ got the Oscar nod for best screenplay. It¿s the story of an ugly duckling, Toula Portocalas (Nia Vardalos) who (stop me if you've heard this one before) turns into a beautiful swan by the end. This transformation is made possible by the love and respect of Toula¿s floppy-eared fiancée cum groom, Ian Miller (John Corbett). Though both of Toula¿s parents, Gus (Michael Constantine) and Maria (Lainie Kazan), are initially opposed to the marriage they eventually they warm up to the idea that their daughter loves a Catholic. Written by Vardalos, who clearly thought this was some sort of homage to her middle European heritage, the plot is excessively burdened with middle-European clichés that get overplayed, tapping into the bias that all Greeks are warm-hearted simpletons and all outsiders are clearly cold fish. Perhaps a more fitting title would have been, 'My Big Fat Greek Stereotype'. Really, there are maybe four instances in the entire film where I found myself genuinely smiling. The rest of the jokes fall somewhere between middle of the road and 'oh God, I can't believe they did that!' Clearly, this was a movie written for and marketed to a very specific audience, and in so far as that goes, ¿My Big Fat Greek Wedding¿ hit its target right on the money and all the way through to a failed television spin off and lucrative Hollywood career for its star. Never has so little originality been stretched such a long, long way. But this is not a great comedy or even a mediocre one. It's just big and fat. At least there's some redemption to be found in the widescreen transfer. Anamorphically enhanced, colors are rich, bold and well balanced. Contrast levels are admirably presented with a remarkable amount of fine detail present, while blacks are both solid and deep. Edge enhancement is present but is kept to a bare minimum. Pixelization and shimmering crop up now and then, but here too, they are nothing to quibble about. The audio is 5.1 and nicely presented.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Movie Has Warmth

    We enjoyed the DVD immensely.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BRAVO

    1. Michael Constantino should have gotten second billing. 2. Really enjoyed the scene of the three ladies striding down the sidewalk (Maria, Toula, Thia Vola) with purpose - I think the reference was it from NEVER ON SUNDAY of the striding of the three 'Keries tis Niktas' down the street with a different purpose. Wrong? 3. Am I mistaken but in the map of Ellas in Costa's office was Turkey scratched out? (I'm a semi-Ellenetha too)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Uh....These Films are Gay

    This movie sucks. It really does not even make sense. I'm an american and weddings should not be a big deal. Why, because I'm fat.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    APPLE AND ORANGE

    This is one movie that is so simple but very adorable for people have mind of wisdom, love and compassion especially for family welfare in their past and future. It is not as funny as other movie with nonsense comedic scenes, although it is entertaining in which we can see through of how hilarious and tedious for some ones preparing a wedding. No matter if it is Greek, Italian, American, and Asian; if it is going to be a combination of species or same kind… it is all about family supporting a family. Also it clearly defines that woman power is absolute character in creating another generation to generation (Grandma, Mama, and Toula.). That woman is always behind man’s success. It is also a show that embracing another world is not bad thing to do, other custom, other culture; no matter what kind of religion it is, it is the good belief we stand for, and the good deed we can do for ourselves and for our love ones. American family was not being introduced to some part of the world as a big supporting strong church going family, but they are. It mention that immigrants in United States always have the opportunity to change their lives to a better direction where they come from, although there is always few old generation that has their mind of themselves who suffered because of evolution, but in the end it is always for love and dreamt come true of happiness for the child. It shows that education is still number 1 for every person to adapt the changes of environment. The male parents play a little bit down to earth which not a lot of parents do especially when it comes to cross culture marrying. They would always have to pitch in something like the other family do. Somehow it shows a conservative-well educated American family in the movie which is good and normally, good heart family marries good heart family. Thank you for making the film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loved It

    I loved the movie, the kind of humor I enjoy, not overacted like most films, it's the kindof movie you could watch over and over and never get sick of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MY PREDICTION COULD NOT BE ANY RIGHTER !

    I saw this movie a total of 4 times in a very small theater near my house, before it made it to the Big screen. I laughed so hard my jaws hurt. From the very beginning, I already predicted that it was becoming ''A Big-Hit'' and told everybody I know about it. I even took my friends to see it.I am so happy it become such a phenomenon. The first day the dvd came out, my husband and children bought it for me right away. I have to admit that watching it on TV we could not get all the fun as watching it on the big screen, but we still cracked up over the little cute jokes. The characters were excellently casted. Movies like this one definitely pick up our moods on the rainy days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I agree with David.

    I give this film 3 stars not because I loved it, but because it was well acted and directed. I do not, however, see why it is such a big hit. Like he says, a person really has to suspend disbelief to enjoy this movie. It is also an extremely hackneyed theme that everyone has seen before. I do not mind fantasy, but I prefer it in the realms of science fiction and horror. This is one of the most unbelievable ''based on a true story'' films I have ever seen. I accidentally ''lost'' my girlfriend's copy after she begged me to watch it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    movie review

    i think this movie is really good for EFL students,because it will help us to understand more steadily English,and also help us to learn how to use steadily English in everyday life!i will give it 7 out 10,it is really funny !!so i hope those who wanna practice your English skills people watch this movie,it is really pretty good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    my big fat greek wedding

    toula , she is one pacitipation of traditional greek's family. she loved nongreek man and troubling between her family and lover. this movie makes me to think about my country's tradition thinking and i felt similarity between my father and her father. their thinking is very stubborn

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This movie helps you study English

    This movie is good for EFL students because it has so many incorrect sentences. For example, when we say ''She doesn't know it'', they say ''She don't know it''. This is a very simple mistake, and we can find this kind of mistakes everywhere in the movie. It's good for EFL students to check the incorrect sentences and correct them. Therefore I suggest EFL students watch this movie. This movie is certainly good for studying English, but we can enjoy it just as an entertainment. If you can't hear English very well, you can enjoy it because of its funny actions, and sounds of language. And the most important point is that we can learn about Greek culture which we hardly have an opportunity to learn about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It makes you happy

    Toula and her family are imigrants to America.Although they live in America,their English is not so good and sometimse they make mistakes when they speak English. For them, English is a foriegn language, so they can't speak fluently like native speakers and pronounce easy words. That's why this movie is good for EFL students. It is not so difficult for EFL student to understand their conversations. If you look for funny,happy, warm-hearted movies, this movie doesn't disappoint you. It is not only ridiculous but also touching. You can feel warmth, you can understand culture and customs of Greece

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You are all wrong

    This movie rots. Plain and simple. This cliched and stupid film (which could have easily been My Big Fat Italian Wedding, Jewish Wedding, et al, just as easily) was a success for one simple reason: America is filled with dowdy, obese women who believe that there is a John Corbett out there who likes them no matter what. It makes the milkshake go down a lot easier. Corbett has made a career of playing annoying ''sensitive males'' in acute pain causing roles in Northern Exposure and Sex and the City. But that is the beauty of capitalism. I hated this movie and I am a ham and egger who can pretty much sit through anything. I assume this is what natural childbirth would be like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I should've spent the 1 hour and 35 minutes cleaning my room

    I didn't laugh as hard as I hoped. In fact, I had to force a few laughs just so I could justify why I bought the movie. I don't know what the big hype was all about. Sure, it had good acting, but I just expected to bust out laughing and never did. I do wish I saw this in the movie theater, I would have saved half the money I spent on the DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Big Fat Greek Flop!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't believe I wasted my time watching it! I would have given it no stars except for the fact that it made me laugh once. All good actors, just in the wrong movie. Do yourself a favor, never EVER watch it or at least tie one on before you do. It might be funny then.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    funniest movie I've seen in years

    excellent screenplay and very good actors. Held my attention all the way through. Nice to be able to watch a movie and not be offended by language or nudity. I laughed out loud over and over.

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