My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Comedy, Romance
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: August 16, 2002
DVD: February 11, 2003

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Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone

Synopsis

Thirty-year-old, drab and dull Toula Portokalos (Vardalos) is still single, working at her parents' Greek restaurant. She refuses her father's offers to send her to Greece to find a husband, which doesn't sit well with her family, who's worried that she doesn't want to get married.

Toula wishes for something more, something for herself. After a makeover and signing up for some computer classes despite her father's old-world objections, Toula's life starts to turn around when she takes a job at her aunt's travel agency and falls in love with a tall, handsome high school teacher named Ian (Corbett). But unfortunately for her father, he isn't Greek, and even worse.. he's a vegetarian.

After Ian proposes to Toula and she accepts, she begins to come to terms with her heritage and cultural identity, while struggling to get her family to accept him -- and to get his family to accept hers.

Based on the hit one-woman autobiographical play by Winnipeg native Nia Vardalos and filmed mostly in Toronto.

Director: Joel Zwick
Studio: Equinox Films
Producer(s): Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Gary Goetzman
Screenplay: Nia Vardalos
Official Site: movies.yahoo.com/greekwedding/

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