MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING (USA 2002)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Stars ìììì

My Big Fat Greek Wedding—high comedic value—zeros in on romance with a vengeance and completely succeeds. The film’s cast outstandingly performs with realistic acting on par with Cairo Time and Zero Dark Thirty. Director Joel Zwick pulled every ounce of entertainment value out of the script while completely catching Greek-American culture in a refreshingly new manner. The film deserves every award it gets. I liked it from the ‘go’ point. There are some sex scenes that place it in adult category for entertainment.

Storyline

Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), a Greek-American girl, needs to get her life started. At thirty years of age, Toula takes double handfuls of courage and finally begins to make changes in her life to land herself a husband, a family of her own, and a good college education.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Joel Zwick for his efforts in directing this film. Thank you to Executive and Co-Executive Producers Paul Brooks, Mark Hufnail, Jim Milio, Melissa Jo Peltier, Steve Shareshian, and Norm Waitt for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Gus Portokalos (Michael Constantine), Toula Portokalos at age 6 (Christina Eleusiniotis), School Girl (Kaylee Vieira), Greek Teacher (John Kalangis), Maria Portokalos (Lainie Kazan), Toula Portokalos at age 12 (Marita Zouravlioff), Athena Portokalos at age 15 (Sarah Osman), Car Pool Friend (Petra Wildgoose), Car Pool Friend (Melissa Todd), and Yiayia (Bess Meisler).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a not-to-be-missed classic worth both your time and money.


Ben Meyers

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