What I liked about "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was one very small moment around which I think the whole film hinged.
*Spoiler alert - Do NOT scroll down if you haven't watched it and don't want it ruined for you.*
It comes when Toulah and Ian are dining on their first date and Ian offers to take Toulah to the restaurant her parents owned, where she herself was a waitress admiring him from afar.
Instead of going into some bananas scheme to lie to Ian about who owned the restaurant and what she did there, she owns up to being the "frumpy" waitress and gauges his reaction.
In any other "romantic comedy", "lying about who I am, covering it up, and then winning his trust back" would have been the scheme. I even expected it, inwardly groaning.
Imagine my delight when it wasn't.
The creators even talk about it on the commentary track of the DVD.
Bonus: Nice little bit of cinema when she tells him about the restaurant and we zoom in on his reaction. The creators hold the suspense a moment longer as we watch his face, and another restaurant patron passes in front of the camera. When he moves, we see this change in Ian's face when he realizes who she is. Nice!