My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Cute romcom has some innuendo, a little language.

PG 2002 95 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 49 reviews

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age 12+

A film that feels sincere and has characters with viable chemistry making it a fun ride

I typically do not care for stereotypical depictions of ethnicities, but there is a sincerity in Vardalos' performance that sneaks in and settles into your sentimental spots. And I am always a sucker for Lainie Kazan. For the most part I think the film toddles along without any real consequence, but there are moments where we are all on the same ride and the ride is fun enough that you don't want to get off quite yet. The cast works well together and there is viable chemistry in the air that speaks to a shared cultural context that crackles throughout the film.
age 8+

The family values outweigh the cussing. A family favorite in our house!

The very few "dirty" jokes will go over little ones heads and the cuss words are not that bad. The tight knit family values outweigh the negatives. We have 8 children and they've all watched and loved this and we watch it over and over. If you grew up in a Greek American family or a recently immigrated family from anywhere this will feel like home and will be a great way to open up opportunities to talk to your kids about how you grew up. Even if you don't fit that bill, everyone will see something of their family in the Portokalis and Miller families.

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