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My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 71 (Apr 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Gia Carides, Andrea Martin & Joey Fatone

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3.5
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Special Features
Includes cast biographies and audio commentary with writer-actress Nia Vardalos, actor John Corbett, and director Joel Zwick.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): HBO Home Video
(Catalog Number): 91993
(MPAA Rating): PG
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(Retail Price): $27.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/11/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Joel Zwick
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (the highest grossing independent film to date) was written by its star Nia Vardalos, and was adapted from her off-Broadway show. Life is not very easy for the frumpy Toula Portokalos (Vardalos), a single, Greek-American woman in her thirties. Her mother (Kazan) and father (Constantine) are extremely distressed that Toula is not married to a Greek man, making Greek babies, and nourishing her Greek family with Greek food. One day, Toula decides to make a change for the better by trading her glasses for contacts, applying a bit of make-up, and dressing up. And when she finally lands a date with the seemingly perfect schoolteacher Ian Miller (Corbett), she must deal with one more family upset: he's not Greek, and he's a vegetarian. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a very nicely rendered picture, with images that are sharp and detailed, with pleasing clarity and depth. Colors are rich and well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Overall, the picture has a natural, easy-on-the-eyes appearance. There are very rare instances in which edge enhancement is noticed, and pixelization only occasionally creates an undesireable

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