My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002, USA) C-95m. *** D: Joel Zwick. Starring Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Jayne Eastwood. Waitress Vardalos is part of a Greek immigrant family in Chicago but unlike her sister has remained a boring spinster much to the chagrin of her parents. At 30, she decides to change her life, train for a non-traditional job, and finally meets Mr Right. Well-acted romantic comedy is refreshingly cliché-free, steering clear of all typical make-up/break-up twists. It became a huge box-office hit. Produced by Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, based on Vardalos' own stage play.


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