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Universal acclaim- based on 151 Ratings

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  • Summary: A romantic comedy based on the one-woman show written by and starring "Second City" alumna Nia Vardalos.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 90
    Like Vardalos and Corbett, who play their roles with vibrant charm, the film, directed by Joel Zwick, is heartfelt and hilarious in ways you can't fake. It's a keeper.
  2. It's light fantasy, but lovely and astute.
  3. 75
    Vardalos made the Portokaloses so funny they'll make your own family seem tame.
  4. There's such a good-natured heart beating beneath the cliches that it's easy to appreciate the film's willingness to poke gentle fun without a whiff of nastiness or judgment.
  5. 60
    May not exactly be an innovative film, but it most certainly is a lovable one.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    60
    Suffers in ways typical to such adaptations -- what was fresh and flavorful in anecdotal description becomes more familiar and sitcom broad in literal depiction.
  7. The wedding, which turns the very concept of ''Greek'' into the sort of hideous, pandering clichés that look rejected from bad Jewish and Italian sitcoms.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 99 out of 114
  2. Negative: 12 out of 114
  1. Sep 3, 2010
    10
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a great movie with a great cast. There are some silly moments however,but Nia Vardalos did worse in I Hate Valentine's Day! Expand

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