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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!