Become a Premium Member | Only $2 a month

► You're making sure we survive
► Exclusive previews
► No more ads


My Big Fat Greek Wedding



Although our site is very popular, the current economic climate has reduced our revenues just when we need extra security to prevent attacks from hackers who don't like what we do. If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member.


Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

 [more »]

Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG

While taking computer courses and working in her aunt's travel agency, a 30-year-old Greek-American woman (Nia Vardalos) meets the man of her dreams (John Corbett). The only problem is that he's not Greek, and thus she begins to realize how important her family and being Greek are to her when she contemplates eloping in order to avoid her family's busybodies. Also with Gia Carides, Joey Fatone and Ian Gomez. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A woman lunges at and kisses a man passionately, tears open his shirt, shoves him back onto a couch and climbs on top of him (we see this from outside a window so nothing else is visible). A man and woman lie in bed together and we see his bare back and chest, and a man and woman kiss and lie back in bed. A man and woman are shown saying goodnight in a car and they kiss -- we see several similar goodnight sessions and the kisses become more passionate as they progress. A man and woman kiss romantically several times. A man kisses a woman's neck. A woman rubs a man's chest and abdomen with oil (he's wearing shorts and we see his bare back, chest and legs). We see a bare-chested man a few times. A woman adjusts her breasts to reveal more cleavage. A woman talks to her daughter (euphemistically) about her duties on her wedding night. A group of women are shown wearing bathrobes, girdles and underwear while dressing. Women wear dresses and outfits that reveal cleavage. There is a discussion about virginity.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A woman hits a man and he gasps (she is his mother). A man walks right into a woman, he falls to the ground and she bashes him with her purse (we see his scratched nose). A group of women tackle a man. A woman wearing a telephone headset begins to walk across a room, is pulled back abruptly by the cord and falls on the floor. A woman yells and accuses people of having kidnapped her. A man and woman argue, and a woman is scolded by her father several times. A man carries a freshly butchered lamb. People are shown "spitting" (no spittle is evident) on children and a bride (it is a Mediterranean ritual purported to keep evil away).

PROFANITY 3 - 2 scatological terms, 9 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, 10 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Greek culture, cultural identity, being boisterous, arranged marriages, philosophy, democracy, Greek/Turkish relations, extended families, happiness, vegetarianism, evil.

MESSAGE - Your past and culture shouldn't dictate who you are, but it should be part of who you will become.

(Note: People are shown drinking alcohol.)

Special Keywords: S3 - V2 - P3 - MPAAPG

Our Ratings Explained

Tell Friends About Our Site

Become a Member

A CAVEAT: We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and some of our early standards were not as stringent as they are now. We therefore need to revisit many older reviews, especially those written prior to 1998 or so; please keep this in mind if you're consulting a review from that period. While we plan to revisit and correct older reviews our resources are limited and it is a slow, time-consuming process.

INAPPROPRIATE ADS? We have little control over ads since we belong to ad agencies that serve ads automatically; a standing order should prevent provocative ads, but inappropriate ads do sneak in.
What you can do



Become a member: You can subscribe for as little as a couple of dollars a month and gain access to our premium site, which contains no ads whatsoever. Think about it: You'll be helping support our site and guarantee that we will continue to publish, and you will be able to browse without any commercial interruptions.


Tell all your friends: Please recommend to your friends and acquaintances; you'll be helping them by letting them know how useful our site is, while helping us by increasing our readership. Since we do not advertise, the best and most reliable way to spread the word is by word-of-mouth.


Alert local & national media: Let major media know why you trust our ratings. Call or e-mail a local newspaper, radio station or TV channel and encourage them to do a story about our site. Since we do not have a PR firm working for us, you can be our media ambassadors.

Copyright © 1992- Critics. All rights reserved. "Kids-In-Mind™" and "Movie Ratings That Actually Work™" are Service Marks of Critics. For legal queries please see our Terms of Use; for comments or questions see our contact page.