Моя большая греческая свадьба () - Plot Summary - IMDb
Because Toula's family is invested in Toula's life, their ideas of gender roles impact her. Throughout the film, Toula is frustrated with her family. My Big Fat Greek Wedding. (Comedy) of the family restaurant and feeding her huge family. Nick A note on the language used in this film: Toula's parents and aunt are first “Moussaka” is a well known Greek food made of meat and. My Big Fat Greek Wedding () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more. Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos) is thirty years old, lives with her parents in Chicago . but leads to a job at her aunt's travel agency where she meets Ian Miller (Jon.
Maria[ edit ] [to young Nick] Niko! Don't play with your food!
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When I was your age, we didn't have food! Other[ edit ] Greek School Teacher: Nikos has one goat. I've never seen my sister this happy, Ian. You're starting to look Because nice Greek girls are supposed to do three things in life: Now, gimme a word, any word, and I'll show you how the root of that word is Greek.
Arachna, that comes from the Greek word for spider, and phobia is a phobia, is mean fear. So, fear of spider, there you go. How about the word kimono? Kimono is come from the Greek word himona, is mean winter.
So, what do you wear in the wintertime to stay warm? Because we weren't weird enough. You're not kidnapping me! Maria and Gus chase after her. The Greeks and the Turks friends now! Taki, you couldn't wait for me? Look at this, a rash.
Somebody gave me the mati. Put some Windex on. Ohh Gus, please, please!
Last night, my toe was as big as my face. You ever have one of those days? Going along and then Here I am, standing here, your own private Greek statue. Could I, uh, get some more coffee? It is this very complexity, in fact, that elicits the necessary empathy of the audience, enabling that vital connection between the viewer and Toula.
Moreover, one would be hard put to discern any distinction whatsoever between the actor and her character, as her performance is entirely natural and genuine. As Toula's mother, Maria, Lainie Kazan is a delight. The character she creates is totally credible, and she's just a joy to watch. And the same can be said of Andrea Martin's performance as Aunt Voula.
This is a VERY Greek woman who is boisterous, overtly self-assured, opinionated and dominant; and she will win you over in an instant.
It is Maria and Voula that add some real spice to the film, and when you add in Gia Carides who plays Nikki to the mix, you've got a Greek feast fit for the gods. It's the magic of the movies. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. Frumpy and cynical, she fears her life will never change.
One day at the restaurant, Toula notices a handsome young customer—Ian Miller, a high school teacher. She tries to speak to him, only to embarrass herself with her social awkwardness. Ian is bewildered by her behavior, and Toula figures she's lost her chance to get to know him. In a small step towards independence, Toula wants to take computer classes at a local community college.
When Toula approaches her father Gus about the classes, he forbids it, thinking she wants to leave her family. He insists she's "smart enough for a girl" and it is too dangerous for her to be out in the city alone. After some crafty persuasion by his wife, Maria, Gus reluctantly permits Toula to attend classes.
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As her classes progress, Toula gains self-confidence. She trades her thick glasses for contact lenses and her baggy, drab clothes for flattering, colorful outfits. She updates her hairstyle and learns to apply makeup. With her new computer skills and polished image, Toula asks her mother and her Aunt Voula to convince Gus that Toula should work at Voula's travel agency instead of the restaurant. Toula thrives in her new job, and one day she sees Ian walking by the travel agency.
He notices Toula, not recognizing that she is the same woman who tried to talk to him at Dancing Zorba's. Despite Toula's lingering shyness, they introduce themselves and begin dating. When Ian realizes Toula was the woman at the restaurant, Toula is sure Ian will lose interest.