This movie was a huge hit for many reasons. It had a funny cast, a great script, and the right people behind the scenes. It spent over 30 weeks in the Box Office and raked in over 100 million dollars. What's so special about that? It's an independent film, and only 5 million dollars was spent making it. Nia Vardalos did a good job with this one, and she certainly deserves it.
The cast was the key to the success of this film. Without just the right people, this movie could never have been pulled off so well. Toula's parents are so bright, and they steal the spotlight so quickly you never even notice it. The acting was right on spot, which hasn't been much of a problem these days.
The script was very well written. It may have started off slow, I admit, but once you really start getting into the meat of the film, you can't help but laugh at all the small things in this film.
What else can I say? This movie is hilarious. If ever you want to test out a good sense of humor, this is the movie that could basically be a radar for it. If you don't even chuckle once, then you're an alien and you should pray no one notices. Nia Vardalos and Chris Corbett really make you believe they're in love, you can't helo but feel happy for them when the film ends. Funny how you can care so much about fictional characters.
It's a good movie to watch when you're feeling a little under the weather. Go buy some windex, and then go rent this little jewel. It wasn't called the "Funniest Movie of 2002" for nothing.