A disgruntled tour guide in Greece gains an unexpected new outlook on life thanks to one of the people on what she intends to be her last tour.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writer:

Mike Reiss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nia Vardalos ... Georgia
Richard Dreyfuss ... Irv
Alexis Georgoulis ... Poupi
Alistair McGowan ... Nico
Harland Williams ... Big Al
Rachel Dratch ... Kim
Caroline Goodall ... Dr. Tullen
Ian Ogilvy ... Mr. Tullen
Sophie Stuckey ... Caitlin
María Botto ... Lala
María Adánez María Adánez ... Lena
Brian Palermo ... Marc
Jareb Dauplaise ... Gator
Simon Gleeson ... Ken
Natalie O'Donnell ... Sue
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Storyline

Georgia is an American academic who's lost her teaching job in Athens. She's taken a job as a tour guide, but she hates it and it shows: the tourists, mostly American, are bored with history and facts; they want to shop. Every group has a goofy couple, a frat boy, a sullen teen, a feuding couple, divorcées looking for a mate, and a funny guy. This group is no exception, plus there's no air conditioning and a bearded silent driver. Thanks to an unlikely friendship, plus daisies, an ice-cream cone, the history of syrup, and the Oracle at Delphi, Georgia may have a shot at finding her kefi during this four-day tour. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The Star of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is Finally Going to Greece. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nia Vardalos re-wrote the script based on Mike Reiss' draft, which was based on his frequent traveling experiences. See more »

Goofs

Chocolate ice cream spills on Georgia's blue jacket. First near her right side lapel, then on her left. But in a later scene, there is a chocolate stain only on her right side. Yet another scene: no chocolate stains. See more »

Quotes

Georgia: [to Procopi] So I have rules. You cannot speed, you cannot smoke and you cannot eat while driving...
[when he just looks at her]
Georgia: Great. You don't speak english.
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Connections

References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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Noodles
(2008)
Performed by Guy Moon
Written by Guy Moon
Published by Moon People Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Guy Moon
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User Reviews

 
My Big Fat Greek Vacation
6 June 2009 | by Ron in LASee all my reviews

Early voters are being a little to hard on this feel-good romantic comedy/Greek travel infomercial. Nia Vardolos is a Greek-American expatriate in Greece, overqualified and unhappy with her temporary job as a tour guide. Nia rolls her pretty eyes at the prospect of entertaining a tacky crew of caricatured tourists, which include Richard Dreyfuss as a jokester and Rachel Dratch as an absurd American. Alexis Georgoulis is their hairy driver.

The jokes are pretty hit and miss, with mostly hits after the bus gets rolling a bit. This is a warm, accessible, and engaging film, that will satisfy fans of MBFGW who do not burden the film with too much in the way of expectation.


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USA | Spain

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Life in Ruins See more »

Filming Locations:

Acropolis, Athens, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,223,161, 7 June 2009

Gross USA:

$8,665,206

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,458,873
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Company Credits

Production Co:

26 Films, Kanzaman See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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