My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a huge success when it started life over twenty years ago as an autobiographical one-woman play - and now we are film 3 of the franchise.

Written by and starring Nia Vardalos about Toula, a young Greek-American woman who falls in love with Ian, a non-Greek man - with adamant objection from her large Greek family – it went on to be one of the most profitable romantic comedies ever.

Despite everything, Toula decides to marry the man her family objects to and as they navigate the planning of their wedding, they eventually convince the Portokalos clan to accept Ian and their impending nuptials.

The first film had a budget of $5 million and grossed $368.7 million of worldwide sales – proving the story to be a hit with audiences.

The sequel wasn’t so successful, but the third version could bring back some of the magic as Toula and Ian yet again deal with her family.

Filmed in Greece and Corfu during 2022 against colourful images including seaside homes and street markets, the family visits the town where Toula’s father (played by Michael Constantine, who died in 2021) grew up.

This involves creating a reunion for the whole family as they respect his dying wishes to visit the village and reconnect with their roots.

Included in the trip is Toula’s lively Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin) who likes to offer fellow airplane passengers treats from a box of homemade souvlaki she brought aboard the flight – giving a flavour of the fun to come.

Toula is on a mission to find her late dad's best friends, but on arrival in Greece she finds she has to share living space with a number of rowdy family members. The bustle increases as the family take up street dancing with the locals and Aunt Voula has a word with Toula’s daughter, Paris (Elena Kampouris) about her relationship with Aristotle (Elias Kacavas).

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is a chance to join the Portokalos family and take part in the heartwarming and hilarious trip full of love, twists and turns.


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