Review: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

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Numbers obtained from IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes on March 27, 2016.

It seems that the movie industry continues to be in a creative crisis, since a large number of sequels is produced annually, as the studios prefer to bet on something that already was successful. This means that in addition to the characters being the same, the story will most likely be very similar to its predecessor. And that’s what happens in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (it’s not a coincidence that the poster is almost a copy of the original from 2002).

We return to Chicago and we see that Toula (Nia Vardalos, also responsible for the screenplay) and Ian (John Corbett) are still married and live very close to Toula’s family. Moreover, they have a daughter (Elena Kampouris) about to graduate from high school and they fear that she will choose a university in another city – her biggest dream, since she can no longer handle her Greek family. The story focuses, however, on another marriage: Toula’s parents, played again by the great Michael Constantine and Lainie Kazan, discover that they are not married (the marriage certificate was not signed by a priest). This is the cue to gather the whole family again.

It is clear in this film that Toula’s family gets much more attention, especially her parents and aunt (Andrea Martin), responsible for the funniest moments in the movie. The dialogues and situations that became famous in the first Greek Wedding are back, such as Toula’s father trying to prove that all the words have Greek origin…

It is a light, fun movie, like the first one, and not too long! It sure is a great alternative for those who want to laugh and do not like superhero movies that are invading theaters…

Carolina

Brazilian lawyer that has more passion for movies, theater and music than for the law.

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