My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)


Comedy | Romance


Kirk Jones




Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Elena Kampouris, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez, Gerry Mendicino, Alex Wolff, John Stamos, Rita Wilson, Joey Fatone, Gia Carides, Louis Mandylor, Bess Meisler, Ashleigh Rains, Rob Riggle, Mark Margolis


Toula (Nia Vardalos) and Ian's (John Corbett) daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) is getting ready to graduate high school which means she'll be soon leaving for college. As if that wasn't cause of enough distress, Toula's parents find out they were never officially married, so another wedding big, fat, Greek wedding is in the works.


It really surprises me that it took Hollywood so long, but after 14 years here it is the long "awaited" sequel to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". Not that I didn't like the first, but was it really necessary?

Anyway, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is a decent comedy that is nothing like its predecessor but still delivers some good laughs.

The film's main problem is that being a sequel it doesn't have the freshness and originality of the first film, but the simple - maybe too thin - plot still is supported and made interesting by the family conflicts. There are too many subplots involved though. 

The characters are pretty much the same of the original, and are also played by the same actors which is a real joy for someone who has some real love for the first film, and even though the character development isn't great, the filmmakers took some time to update us one the lives of all the characters, not the main ones only. 

And yes, the Greek family is still huge and loud, and fun to watch, but most of the jokes and gags are either recycled from the first film or in the trailer. But I gotta say they still are funny.

But after all "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" isn't trying to be anything big, it is just a feel good movie, and great for when you want to switch off for a while.

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