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My Big Fat Greek Wedding | 2002 | PG | - 3.2.3

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.


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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).


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LANGUAGE 3 - 2 scatological terms, 9 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, 10 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown drinking alcohol.


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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.

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