Returning to theaters 14 years after the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time, My Big Fat Greek Wedding audiences worldwide will take a look inside the life of the Portokalos family as embark on another big Greek wedding.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Director: Kirk Jones
Release Date: March 25th, 2016
In My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 we follow Toula (Nia Vardalos) years after her marriage with Ian (John Corbett) as her daughter Paris (Elena Mapouris) is on the verge of deciding of leaving home to go to college. Paris citing the over the top every day Greek lifestyle as a reason to leave home leaves Toula and Ian in a nervous frenzy.
While all of this is going on Toula feels like she’s back in the same rut she was years ago. Still working in her parents Greek restaurant, Toula finds herself in the middle of all the large Greek family problems not focusing on herself or her husband.
Toula’s parents find out they are not really married after seeing their marriage certificate wasn’t signed by the priest. A fifty plus year marriage is now on the rocks when Maria (Lainie Kazan) demands the well-deserved marriage proposal of her dreams from Gus (Michael Constantine). Now it’s Maria’s and Gus’s turn for their big fat Greek wedding.
Toula now having to deal with her daughter moving away for college, keeping the spark in her marriage alive, and now making sure her parents have a great wedding she has a lot to deal with alongside with her big Greek family.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 brings together the well loved cast as they deal with the troubles of growing up with a young daughter. There’s two sides of this film: the first is the droves of fans that will appreciate its honest portrayal of family problems you’ll see in big families. This comedy brings humor from all parts of the big family. The whole cast shines as they each have their moments of hilarious hijinks. Movie goers are invested in what happens to the family as you’ve seen them grow.
With repeat jokes from Windex being used for everything and the origin of all words are Greek, we get the same laughs we did in the first film. The newest gag we see is the pulling of the neck in photos in order to appear younger. This has promoted the unnecessary official hashtag of the film #PullMyNeck. (Yes, that’s a real thing.)
The first My Big Fat Greek Wedding when released was refreshing at the time because it stood out from its romantic comedy peers. With the release of it’s predecessor, movie goers nostalgia will drive them to see and love My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.
Now with the release of the 14 years in the making sequel we’ll see if My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 receives as much fan praise as the first as it’s battling out the same opening weekend as Warner Bro.’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Fans of the first film will be pleased on how the film was able to jump forward in time, what many films that take place years after the first film fail to accomplish. They will also love the crazy situations the Portokalos family goes through and their outrageous antics. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will be a film with mostly negative reviews but also a film with an over amount of praise from the general audience for it’s relatable circumstances.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will delight fans of the first film as well as blissfully entertain the decade plus removed new movie goers with it’s heart warming story of family and tradition.