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My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

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Christina Eleusiniotis ...
Toula Portokalos - Age 6
Kaylee Vieira ...
Schoolgirl
John Kalangis ...
Greek Teacher
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Marita Zouravlioff ...
Toula Portokalos - Age 12
Sarah Osman ...
Athena Portokalos - Age 15
Petra Wildgoose ...
Car Pool Friend
Melissa Todd ...
Car Pool Friend
Bess Meisler ...
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Gerry Mendicino ...
Stavroula Logothettis ...
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Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Love is here to stay... so is her family.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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2 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mariage à la grecque  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$597,362, 21 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$241,438,208, 13 April 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,744,044
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song playing at the wedding reception, "All My Only Dreams," first appeared in That Thing You Do! (1996), which was written, directed, and produced by Tom Hanks, who also produced this film. See more »

Goofs

When Toula tries on her grandmother's head piece in her bedroom, the ribbons are stuck to her hair and therefore stick up. When she sits up to look in the mirror, the ribbons are fine. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gus Portokalos: [to Toula] You better get married soon. You're starting to look... old!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: All E's are replaced by the Greek letter Sigma. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Big Fat Moonie Wedding (2007) See more »

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Mookopoulos
Performed by Emmanuel Kiriakou (as Eman)
Written by Emmanuel Kiriakou (as Emanuel Kiriakou)
Published by Roditis Music
Courtesy of Lunapark Entertainment
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A big fat Greek film
4 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is a lovely film. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It is not an extremely good film but it just doesn't go wrong anywhere. The story is simple. Toula, played by Nia Vardalos, is 30 years old and still single. Her family is Greek so she must marry a Greek. Unfortunately for her family she falls in love with Ian Miller (John Corbett), definitely not a Greek. He falls in love with her too and so the only thing in the way is family.

The people in the movie are all nice people in their own way. Although Toula doesn't like her family is Greek in every single way, and is too proud of it, she does love her family.

'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is a very enjoyable film, with a lot of funny moments. You know everything will turn out good so it will make you feel better as well.


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