My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Canadian Theatrical Release
Director: Joel Zwick
Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone
Canadian Distributor: Equinoxe Films
A world-wide phenomenon, My Big Fat Greek Wedding
stars Nia Vardalos as drab and dull 30 year-old Toula Portokalos, who is still single and working at her parents' Greek restaurant. She refuses her father's offers to send her to Greece to find a husband, which doesn't sit well with her family, who's worried that she doesn't want to get married.
Toula wishes for something more, something for herself. After a makeover and signing up for some computer classes despite her father's old-world objections, Toula's life starts to turn around when she takes a job at her aunt's travel agency and falls in love with a tall, handsome high school teacher named Ian (Corbett). But unfortunately for her father, he isn't Greek, and even worse.. he's a vegetarian.
The film is based on the hit one-woman autobiographical play by Winnipeg native Nia Vardalos and was filmed mostly in Toronto.