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Still shot from the movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

According to Gus Portokalos (Michael Constantine), his daughter Toula (Nia Vardalos) has a serious problem. She is 30 years old and still not married. But he is still unsatisfied when she takes a romantic interest in Ian Miller (John Corbett), because of his non-Greek ancestry. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 95
Theater Release: 02 Aug 2002
Video Release: 12 Nov 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In what ways do the actors and actresses in this movie differ from many mainstream films? How do they contribute to the feel of the production?

Films often feature a frumpy actress who becomes beautiful. While Toula undergoes this process, how is it different from other movie scenarios? What did she choose to concentrate on first? What do we learn about Ian’s personality after he remembers seeing Toula at the restaurant?

Nia Vardalos, who plays Toula, wrote the script for this movie based on much of her own life story. Her husband plays Ian’s working colleague Mike, and many of her family from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada flew to Toronto to play extras in the film. No wonder it all seems so natural!

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