It has now been 10 years since the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was released!
Made on a $5 million budget, the film made more than $240 million domestically and more than $125 million abroad. Clearly, by all accounts, the film has been phenomenally successful.
The movie is a romantic comedy and deals with the clash of cultures and romance.
"Directed by Joel Zwick, Vardalos stars in Greek Wedding as Toula Portokolas opposite John Corbett's Ian Miller. Toula is the daughter of Gus (Michael Constantine) and Maria (Lainie Kazan), her dad runs a Greek diner and thinks he runs the household too, but Maria is actually in charge there. Toula's parents are not merely Greek, they are exceptionally loud about their Greek-ness (Gus more than Maria) and it embarrasses Toula, hugely."
"What Gus and Maria want is for Toula to know and be proud of her heritage, but the result is that Toula tends to shun it. She isn't upset by being Greek, just how loud her parents are about it. In walks Ian Miller. Toula doesn't fall for him because he isn't Greek, but against her parents long-stated desires for her beaus she allows herself to feel something for him despite his not being Greek. The romance, however, blossoms and the two are soon engaged. Then, the wedding planning begins and things quickly get out of control."