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Plot: A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Runtime: 94 mins Release Date: 25 Mar 2016
My son and I just came home after seeing "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2." We loved the first movie and laughed but when seeing the sequel, I must warn you, I laughed until I cried and had sore stomach muscles. There were more hilarious scenes this time around than the first time and a multitude of new ones. If I could have given "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" a rating of 11 or 12, I would not hesitate. All of the original cast of characters from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" are in this movie. These characters are the ones whom we fell in love with. Getting to know <more>
everyone's quirks and idiosyncrasies in more detail was beyond enjoyable, amusing and refreshing. There are some awesome underlying messages creatively blended with humor that effectively relay messages we all should take heed and learn from. What warmed my heart and tickled my funny bone also made me feel loved and accepted as a member of the Portokalos family, despite what my DNA may show otherwise. On the way to the movie theater, I decided to keep an open mind. I ignored the negative and hateful reviews of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" to form my own opinions. I cannot begin to express how ecstatic I am that we saw this movie. So, my advice to is overlook the spiteful, pessimistic reviews and opinions you read and hear about this movie. Then take a break, bring some face tissues, go to the theater and see "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2".
I can't believe we waited this long to revisit this amazing collection of characters. When the original came out, they were like a refreshing storm, giving us a funny but insightful look at another world, yet it had enough commonalities with most of us. We could all relate to the dynamics of relatives, loneliness, love, and other themes.Somehow, the themes are back, with a fresh spin that parallels the original and has the many generations dealing with similar problems. Toula is back and she is still dealing with her parents' proximity and meddling. She is also about to experience her <more>
own separation from a daughter that belongs to a new generation and might be overwhelmed by too much affection.Because of technicalities, Toula's parents are not "legally" married, and things must be fixed. This opens the door for a succession of jokes, one-liners, and some very funny situations. They might not have worked had it not been because the cast, though looking older, remains as charming as ever. They're loud, and we love them just like that.We get to see Paris learn that she needs her family when it's time to make decisions, and she is also to become part of the bunch when the family members need to help each other. Of course, this wouldn't be a Greek movie, if we still didn't have various traditions come through and clash with the American counterparts. It's not offensive, just like adding a different type of spice to the mix, and of course, there is a new wedding in the picture, and everyone is involved.One of the freshest turns is Bess Meisier, as the grandma who surprisingly is still around and is funnier than ever, with her gestures, and a new look in the later part of the picture. Enjoy her perfect coming timing.Overall, MFGW2 is a welcome return of our old friends, so enjoy the celebration, be ready to smile, laugh and have a great time.
Excellent Sequel - Hits The Spot!!! (by kostasmar)
If you are Greek you'll get it, if you are not you'll learn! This is one of the best sequels ever made for a comedy. Very funny, with it's usual cliché punchlines that anyone with a sense of deep family ties will understand. Expect the same amount of laughter and emotional connection as the first movie, with a touch of modern! Same lovable characters, similar story that has some twists and turns and surprisingly did not get old after waiting 14 years. For all of you who loved the first Big Fat Greek Wedding, go see it, you will be crying with laughter and emotion that only Greeks <more>
Very Cute with lots of belly laughs and better than the original (by neilhopper)
I saw My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 last night at a screening last night and was apprehensive about going but so glad I went! It was a great silly date/family movie that I really think out-did the original and was a great reminder that sequels can revive the energy and feeling of the first film without relying on the same jokes, and storyline. It had plenty of great call-backs to the original and any fan of that film or anyone with, or who knows, a loud big family will be smiling ear to ear and can plan on laughing away. The film was more or less what you would expect with almost all of the <more>
original characters making reprisals and the time didn't degenerate their characters or the absurdity of their actions but like a fine wine they matured with time. I laughed out loud many times and the theater actually erupted in applause when it ended, which is very rare with silly comedies like this, and my only disappointment was that it finished almost too soon. I wanted to spend more time with the characters, but it didn't drag on, wasn't unnecessarily absurd and kept the tone and fun that the original film had. If you are looking for a feel-good film and a nice escape from our hectic wild world this movie will definitely please.
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is everything a sequel should be. (by dave-mcclain)
sequel noun – "a literary work, movie, etc., that is complete in itself but continues the narrative of a preceding work." That's the definition on dictionary.com. Miriam-Webster.com says that the word's origin is "Middle English, from Anglo-French sequele, from Latin sequela, from sequi to follow." Unfortunately for Gus Portokalos, the root of the word "sequel" cannot be traced to any Greek word, but it also in no way means "completely original". Actually, it kinda means the opposite. I generally avoid reading other reviews before I write <more>
mine, but when I saw the low scores that critics on various websites gave to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" PG-13, 1:34 , I had to at least take a peek at some of their comments.Most criticisms of this movie can be summed up in one word – "unoriginal" – but is that fair? It's a sequel, people! Think of it like this: If you went to spend time with a friend whom you haven't seen in 14 years, would you be happy if your friend acted completely differently than the last time you were together? What if that friend refused to talk about the history you two shared, instead insisting on discussing all new topics, expecting you to enjoy that conversation as much as you'd enjoy a little reminiscing? Well, this film doesn't make those mistakes – and is to be commended for it! For those of us who loved the 2002 original, seeing this movie is a lot like visiting an old friend – and it's a visit filled with the perfect combination of fond memories and new experiences that are both fun and sweet.Correction: Seeing "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is like visiting a LOT of old friends. First up is our host, actress and comedienne Nia Vardalos. She wrote the screenplay for the original, which became the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time ! and earned Vardalos an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Naturally, Hollywood types and ordinary fans alike have been asking her about a sequel ever since, but she cared enough about quality and her own integrity that she says she didn't write the sequel until she had a story that she felt was good enough, and she was ready to write it well enough to be worthy of the original. And when Vardalos wrote her new story, she brought back all the main characters from the first film – and many of the minor ones – and all played by the original actors! Our calendars tell us that the sequel came 14 years after the original, but that's 18 years to a Greek or, at least, to these Greeks . Toula Vardalos still lives next door to her parents, Gus Michael Constantine and Maria Lainie Kazan and she's still married to Ian Miller John Corbett , with whom she is raising their daughter, Paris Elena Kampouris . Paris is a 17-year-old high school senior who, like her mother before her, works part-time at the family-owned Greek restaurant, feels smothered by her loud, proud, loving but meddling Greek family, and wants that proverbial "something more" out of her life. Paris' plan is to go to college – as far away from her Chicago home as the continental U.S. can carry her. Toula is struggling to deal with her only child leaving – and with keeping the passion in her and Ian's busy lives.And then there's the rest of the family. Just to cite a few examples: Ian's best friend, Mike Vardalos' real-life husband Ian Gomez , has gotten married and become a police officer. Toula's cousin, Angelo Joey Fatone is the last unmarried member of his generation in the family and he's catching some flak for it. Toula's Grandma Yiayia Bess Meisler – who is believed to be in her 90s , who is, of course, also Paris' great-grandmother, is not only alive and kicking, but even funnier and more developed as a character than in the first film. I won't spoil the movie's big surprises by telling you about the changes in all of the characters' lives, but I will say that almost all of their stories are updated – and in ways that are alternately fun, surprising and always logical and right for the individual characters. There are also a few new characters, played by familiar faces such as Rob Riggle, John Stamos and Rita Wilson the producer who brought the idea of the original film to the production company of her husband, Tom Hanks .But what about the "big fat Greek wedding" #2 from the movie's title? Well, the "my" no longer refers to Toula, but to her mother! Gus discovers that his and Maria's wedding license was not signed by a licensed priest, meaning that they were never legally married. Maria sees this news as an opportunity to make Gus woo her more romantically than he did the first time and show her how much he really cares. Obviously given the movie's title , the old man eventually gets with the program and Maria begins planning a big fat you know – but when the planning hits a major snag, it starts to look like there will be no Greek wedding after all. This sets the stage for a grand finale which brings together all the film's story lines in ways that are more fun and heartfelt and less predictable than some critics say."My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is everything a sequel should be. The script, directing and strong ensemble acting all remain true to the original characters. Great running gags from the first film continue although some are overplayed , but also work well standing alone, while many of the new jokes and sight gags are laugh-out-loud funny. Although there's a minor Gus-centered sub-plot that I could've done without, the multiple story lines are fresh and woven together wonderfully. This film isn't perfect, but it's nearly as hilarious and has even more heart than its much-beloved inspiration. "A"
Opa! Opa! Opa! Thanks Ms Vardalos and company! (by inkblot11)
Dear Chicago dwelling Toula Nia Vardalos has been happy since her first Big Fat Greek Wedding to Ian John Corbett . They have one daughter, Paris, who is a senior in high school and is pulling away from Toula farther every day. Well, it is hard when the entire big family lives near each other so Grandpa Gus Michael Constantine and Grandma Maria Lainie Kazan and the rest are always snooping. Its called LOVE, as only the Greek Americans can feel. Aunts, uncles, and cousins are always around, at the restaurant where they all work. Just as Paris is applying to colleges and dreaming of <more>
space, Gus and Maria are shocked to find they are not really married! Yes, their marriage certificate was never signed by the Greek priest. This creates quite a rift, as Maria wants Gus to ask her again, nicely, and Gus thinks that's going too far. In the meantime, he is learning how to use the computer so he can prove that he, Gus, is a direct descendant of Alexander the Great. It takes a semi emergency to get a proposal from his lips but once it happens, the SECOND Big Fat Greek Wedding is getting planned. Toula and Ian are torn in three different directions. One, will their daughter choose to go to school far from Chicago? Two, how can they help with the wedding plans? And, three, after being so wrapped up in parenting, how can they recapture the sparkle of their own honeymoon days? Opa, a thousand times, Opa! Ms. Nia Vardalos, take a bow, for writing such a terrific film. Then, too, she and the rest of the superb cast is a splendid comic blessing. How wonderful to see the settings at home and at the restaurant while the costumes and lively direction make for one treasure of a flick. Hay, fans, drop the Windex NOW and drive to catch this one as soon as is humanly possible.
First let me say that I loved the 1st movie. I watch it often maybe too often. lol Anyway, I was looking forward to this sequel. I haven't been this excited about a movie since the Harry Potter series. I rushed my husband so we could get to the movies 30 minutes prior to showtime. I expected a crowd, but when we arrived it was quiet. Evidently not everyone was anxiously awaiting this film. I thought the movie started out a little slowly, but it was funny and heartwarming. People in the theater were laughing and clapping and genuinely enjoying it. We enjoyed it too. Did some parts feel <more>
forced? Yes. Was it more of the same from the first movie? Yes, but I loved that about it. When the 1st movie ended, I wanted to know more about the characters and their lives. This movie allowed that to happen. I loved that they were able to bring back the old cast. There is nothing worse than seeing a sequel with different actors. I loved that the characters were just the same as before, only a little older. This isn't a film to change your worldview, but it is fun for entertainment. I'm looking forward to being able to buy it blu-ray, so I can watch it again and again.
A Simplistic Sequel that Is Fun, Family Friendly, and Predictable (by rgkarim)
Family. It's something we all have in some shape or form. With family often comes traditions and customs that they hold dear to their hearts. And nearly fifteen years ago we had a movie that harped on all these qualities called My Big Fat Greek Wedding. This cultural romantic comedy swept many off there feet and brought fun to being Greek. After leaving us with such a nice ending you would hope the tale would end, but of course Hollywood can't help but find any opportunity to make a sequel. This weekend the family you love is back and bigger than ever. But after such a long hiatus, <more>
does the Portokalos family still have the magic or has it dried up like the olives. Please read on to hear my opinions. In terms of originality, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is certainly lacking in this department. Toula's story centers on a middle aged woman finding happiness as she struggles to juggle being a wife, a daughter and a mother. Throughout the 90 minute run time, the woman get many lessons in love, life, and family as she copes with the insane amount of stress everyone puts on her. Amidst the main tale are a few funny side plots that help develop a few of the supporting cast, all conveniently intertwined to involve our leading lady in some form or manner. Whatever tale you may or may not fall in love with, let it be known that the endings are all predictable thanks to the theme of growing up and moving on. Regardless of the predictability, the presentation of it is spot on. The importance of family, forgiveness, and love are well-represented in the scenes and sequences of the movie. Instead of the cheesy, over the top, fantasy bologna many films like to sell aka Nicholas Sparks , My Big Fat Greek Wedding Two decides to show a more realistic side of things. The family is relatable, with a cast of characters that are certain to remind you of someone in your life. All the badgering, customs, and cultural references will surely make you laugh or cringe, as the family unleashes their unhindered pride onto the audience. Yeah there is some preachy moments that try to make you cry, but luckily these moments are shown for a limited time. For me, this kept the movie fun and allowed me to finally enjoy cinema romance once again. Yet what the movie lacks in originality, it makes up for in cuteness. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 follows its predecessor in terms of R rated comedy presented in PG/PG-13 terms. They drop the aggressive rants and vulgarity for a wittier presentation of innuendos and let the actors delivery sell the lines. Aunt Voula Andrea Martin was a heavy favorite, focusing her jokes heavily on sex, but somehow making it classy. Grandpa Gus Michael Constantine brings the stubborn, elder charm you saw in the first film that is both frustrating and charming at the same time. And as for Mana-Yiayia Bess Meisler she was adorable and perhaps my favorite comedic relief. The small woman was a blend of modernism and Greek tradition that didn't involve corny one-liners or over emphasized dialogue, but instead a simplistic and well-timed approach was more than capable of maximizing the laughs, sort of like a silent Sophia Patrilla of the Golden Girls. Of course like many things in movies, sometimes the jokes get overdone and this film has its jokes that go a little too far at times to get stale. All in all though, things stay pretty well balanced and fun, which is perfect for most families. There isn't too much more to say on My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 except for commenting on the acting. Nia Vardalos leads the cast and does a great job playing the neurotic role she mastered, easily bridging the transition from girlfriend to mom. She's funny and erratic, which helps you fall in love with her again. Lainie Kazan reprises her role as Maria, and manages to make over the top, over accented Greek wives fun once more. And even the teenage Elena Kampouris manages to play her part well, managing to capture the teenage angst of a frustrated daughter without crossing over into the annoying territory. The rest of the cast does its job well, some better than others, but our casting director certainly succeeded in bringing a group together who really feels like a Greek family. And even more impressive is how everyone gets their fair share of screen time and involvement in the second wedding, without short sighting key characters. In all honesty, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a fun movie that takes a step back into the family friendly zone. While it certainly isn't the most exciting or original piece of work ,this movie is a realistic portrayal of family dynamics. There is certainly something for most people to grab on to and provide them with the laughs that we grew up on. Those who have ties to Mediterranean culture are going to be the ones who enjoy the film. Is it worth a trip to the theaters? In my opinion, the answer is No. This movie could have fit right at home with a Hallmark or Netflix home. However, if you are looking for a cute group or family film, then by all means give it a shot, otherwise save your dough and reserve it for home.My scores for this film are: Comedy/Romance: 8.0Movie Overall: 6.5-7.0 more so because the overzealous jokes, pace, and predictability took away points for me.
Toula has a happy but messy life. It's messy because she lives in close proximity to her extended Greek family, and there are currently two problems: her daughter, 17, is at the age where family embarrasses her especially her grandfather, Toula's Dad, who regards it as important to hook up with a Greek boyfriend , and her father, in the course of trying to prove he is descended from Alexander the Great, discovers that his marriage was never formalised and, in trying to rectify this, he drives a wedge into his relationship with Toula's mother.I saw this simply because it was the <more>
only film I hadn't already seen at my multiplex. I'm glad I did. This gentle comedy makes a big thing of its Greek-ness, but the points it makes are universal. Letting go of your kids is one of them, and not letting years of familiarity make you take your partner for granted is another. The audience was not young – neither am I - and there were heartfelt chuckles throughout this warm-hearted film as everyone recognised the humour and truth in problems we have faced, and still face.This is not a side-splitter, but I smiled all the way through and chuckled often as I recognised myself in most of it. The script is knowing and compassionate, and all the performances from the ensemble cast work. Well done Nia Vardalos for writing and the least performance – I never caught the predecessor to this, but I'll definitely look it out now.