After My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos seemed poised for huge success. Expectations were diminished slightly when the follow-up sit-com, My Big Fat Greek Life, sank like the Titanic. No, better make that the Lusitania, since Titanic stayed afloat longer than the TV show.
The premature cratering of the series shouldn’t take anything away from what she achieved in this inspired adaptation of her one-woman stage show. Rita Wilson certainly knew what she was doing when she persuaded husband Tom Hanks to produce Vardalos’ acerbic love letter to her Greek heritage.