My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) Movie Review

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) - Movie Review - Quick Movie Reviews by Haris

Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek and works in the family restaurant in Chicago. Her father Gus wants her to marry a nice Greek man. But, she is looking for more in life. She takes some computer classes at college and after she’s done she then takes over her aunt’s travel agency. She falls in love with Ian Miller, a high school English teacher. They date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is of course angry, because he isn’t Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian and Ian has to learn to accept her giant family.

Look, I don’t hate this movie, but, I don’t like it either. Will it make you laugh? Sure, but no more than a brief normal-toned laugh, a chuckle if you will, it’s not gonna make you laugh out loud. The funny moments are ok at best. The plot is pretty good, but, yet again, it’s more of a basic romantic comedy plot. But, executed well. The acting didn’t really work for me, either. Nia Vardalos is by far the best part of the movie and she gets a lot of screen time. Michael Constantine is also pretty good, he had some funny moments. Louis Mandylor as Nick Portokalos, Toula’s brother was also funny. John Corbett’s performance was pretty wooden, although, he had some ok funny moments. Fiona Reid and Bruce Gray as Ian’s parents were good. I’d say both Ian’s parents and Toula’s parents were good. But, all the other character’s? Meh. 6/10*