My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a film that was released in 2002. The story follows Toula Portokalos, an American woman in her early 30’s that lives with her Greek family. At the start of the movie, Toula is found working in her father’s restaurant and unhappy with her life. She decides to make a change in her life by getting a computer degree. Deciding to go back to school created some tension between Toula and her father because he did not want her to go to school. He wanted her to find a nice Greek man and make Greek babies. Eventually Toula was able to go to school and she began to have a more positive outlook on life. One day she met a man, Ian Miller, who she soon fell in love with. They soon decided to get married and in the course and preparing for their wedding, many comical interactions take place between the couple, Toula’s big Greek family, and Ian’s small family. In the end, the wedding is successful and both families happily celebrate the union of Toula and Ian. Intercultural concepts can be seen throughout My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Enculturation is the process of learning ones culture. It is considered to be the conscious and unconscious conditioning that occurs, which enables the individual to understand his or her culture (Hu, M, personal communication, September 2nd, 2015). The movie starts out with Toula describing how she was raised and learned about her culture. She talks about having to go to Greek school when she wanted to be a girl scout and having to

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