My big fat Greek wedding

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
HBO Home Video,
Pub. Date:
One woman's rocky road to the altar gets played for laughs in this comedy, adapted from the one-woman off-Broadway show written by and starring Nia Vardalos. Toula (Vardalos) is a Greek-American woman who is in her early thirties and single, with no immediate prospects of changing that status any time soon. This bothers Toula a bit, but not half as much as it distresses her mother (Lainie Kazan) and father (Michael Constantine), who want to send her to Greece in hopes of finding a husband in the old country. Toula isn't interested in leaving the country to find a man, but since she works in the family business -- a Greek restaurant in Chicago called Dancing Zorba's -- she has to hear about it whether she likes it or not. One day, after seeing a handsome stranger in the restaurant and not having the courage to talk to him, Toula decides she needs a bit of self-improvement. Despite her dad's misgivings, Toula signs up for a night-school class studying computers, trades in her glasses for contact lenses, gets a different job at a travel agency, and spruces herself up with a new look and a new attitude. To her very pleasant surprise, she once again encounters the handsome stranger, who soon asks her out on a date. Schoolteacher Ian Miller (John Corbett) is seemingly perfect -- he's tall, handsome, smart, good-natured, and soon in love with Toula -- except for two little things: he's not Greek, and he's a vegetarian, both of which horrify Toula's family. When Ian pops the question (and Toula says yes), the bride-to-be has to negotiate a reasonably peaceful meeting between Ian's upper-class parents and her own working-class extended family. There's also the matter of the wedding, which Toula's mother is planning around the notion that quantity IS quality. My Big Fat Greek Wedding also features Ian Gomez (Vardalos' real-life husband), Louis Mandylor, Andrea Martin, and Joey Fatone (from the pop group *NSYNC). Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson helped produce the film through the auspices of their production company, Playtone. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID9170a949-90c6-30dd-4489-4e528012f83a
Grouping Titlemy big fat greek wedding
Grouping Authorgold circle films
Grouping Categorymovie
Last Grouping Update2019-11-21 13:17:00PM
Last Indexed2019-11-21 13:18:43PM

Solr Details

auth_author2Carides, Gia, 1964-
Constantine, Michael.
Corbett, John, 1961-
Fatone, Joey, 1977-
Goetzman, Gary, 1952-
Goldman, Mia.
Hanks, Tom.
Janko, Alexander.
Jur, Jeffrey.
Kazan, Lainie.
Mandylor, Louis.
Martin, Andrea, 1947-
Meisler, Bess.
Vardalos, Nia, 1962-
Wilson, Chris, 1958-
Wilson, Rita.
Zwick, Joel.
author2-roleCarides, Gia,1964-
Constantine, Michael.
Corbett, John,1961-
Fatone, Joey,1977-
Goetzman, Gary,1952-
Gold Circle Films.
Goldman, Mia.
HBO Home Entertainment (Firm)
HBO Video (Firm)
Hanks, Tom.
Home Box Office (Firm)
Janko, Alexander.
Jur, Jeffrey.
Kazan, Lainie.
MPH Entertainment (Firm)
Mandylor, Louis.
Martin, Andrea,1947-
Meisler, Bess.
Playtone (Firm)
Vardalos, Nia,1962-
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Wilson, Chris,1958-
Wilson, Rita.
Zwick, Joel.
available_at_rampartFlorissant Public Library
Woodland Park Public Library
detailed_location_rampartRLD Florissant Adult DVD
RLD Woodland Park Adult DVD
display_descriptionToula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life, and the way she sees the world ... forever.
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b60198163.i12755998xMRLD Naturita DVDMy1falsefalseDue Oct 25, 2019mrndv
ils:.b21439904.i50000354EVLD Eagle Public LibraryDVD MY1falsefalseOn Shelfeve
ils:.b21439904.i52335240SSCL Bud VideoDVD MY1falsefalseOn Shelfssbvd
ils:.b21439904.i122666793Bemis MediaDVD ENT MY-BIG-F1falsefalseGonebemed
ils:.b21439904.i66278430Pitkin Non-Print CollectionDVD MY1falsefalseIn Transitpcnp
ils:.b21439904.i107089488GCP NewCas MediaDVD MY1falsefalseOn Shelfgcnme
ils:.b21439904.i47139110GRC Fraser Adult VideoDVD MY1falsefalseOn Shelfgrfmv
ils:.b21439904.i51261029TELL WPL VideoDVD COMEDY MYB1falsefalseOn Shelftlwmv
ils:.b21439904.i86805848CMC Leadville DVDPN1997.2 .M93 20031falsefalseOn Shelfcmlmd
ils:.b21439904.i122666811Bemis MediaDVD ENT MY-BIG-F1falsefalseOn Shelfbemed
ils:.b21439904.i81002919RLD Woodland Park Adult DVDDVD My1falsefalseOn Shelfrlwad
ils:.b21439904.i44388019EVLD Avon Public LibraryDVD MY1falsefalseDue Nov 27, 2019eva
ils:.b21439904.i48483333Vail Public Library Fic & Nonfic DVDDVD MY1falsefalseOn Shelfvldvd
ils:.b21439904.i101871466GCP Parachute MediaDVD MY1falsefalseOn Shelfgcpme
ils:.b21439904.i56659180GCP Rifle MediaDVD MY1falsefalseOn Shelfgcrme
ils:.b21439904.i81002907RLD Florissant Adult DVDDVD My1falsefalseOn Shelfrlfad
ils:.b21439904.i100641209Basalt VideoDVD MY1falsefalseOn Shelfbavd
ils:.b21439904.i12266680xBemis MediaDVD ENT MY-BIG-F1falsefalseDue Dec 11, 2019bemed
ils:.b21439904.i47525010GRC Juniper Adult VideoDVD MY1falsefalseOn Hold Shelfgrjmv
ils:.b21439904.i102994316Summit-Breck VideoDVD MYB1falsefalseOn Shelfsubmv
ils:.b21439904.i75796880GRC Kremmling Adult VideoDVD MY1falsefalseOn Shelfgrkmv
ils:.b47620912.i127376896MRLD Montrose DVDMy1falsefalseDue Nov 4, 2019mrldv
ils:.b47620912.i127376884MRLD In House DVDMy1falsefalseOn Shelfmridv
ils:.b47620912.i94372214Fort Lewis DVDsPN1997.2 . M922 20021falsefalseDue Dec 2, 2019flmdv
Adult DVD fiction
Adult DVD non-fiction
local_callnumber_rampartDVD My
owning_library_rampartRampart Library District
owning_location_rampartFlorissant Public Library
Woodland Park Public Library
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b60198163DVDMoviesEnglishHBO Home Entertainment :[2012]1 videodisc (approximately 95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:.b21439904DVDMoviesEnglishHBO Home Video, [2003]1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:.b47620912DVDMoviesEnglishHBO Home Video, [2002]1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b21439904.i50000354On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i52335240On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i122666793Currently UnavailableGonefalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i66278430Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i107089488On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i47139110On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i51261029On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i86805848On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i122666811On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i81002919On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue36, 37, 38, 40
ils:.b21439904.i44388019Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i101871466On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i56659180On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i81002907On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue36, 37, 38, 40
ils:.b21439904.i12266680xChecked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i47525010Checked OutOn Hold Shelffalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b21439904.i75796880On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
seriesMy big fat Greek wedding
series_with_volumeMy big fat Greek wedding|1
subject_facetBodas -- Teatro
Comedy films
Families -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Greek American women -- Drama
Greek Americans -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Mujeres -- Teatro
Relaciones hombre-mujer -- Teatro
Romantic comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Weddings -- Drama
title_displayMy big fat Greek wedding
title_fullMy big fat Greek wedding [videorecording] / Gold Circle Films presents ; a Playtone picture ; written by Nia Vardalos ; directed by Joel Zwick
My big fat Greek wedding [videorecording] / Gold Circle Films presents in association with Home Box Office and MPH Entertainment, a Playtone Picture ; produced by Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman ; written by Nia Vardalos ; directed by Joel Zwick
title_shortMy big fat Greek wedding
Greek American women
Greek Americans
Man-woman relationships
Relaciones hombre-mujer