My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 : The Portokalos family is back for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. The family is facing many hardships: their dry-cleaning business has closed, Toula (Nia Vardalos) is back to working at the family restaurant after the travel agent shut down, and due to focusing too much on their daughter, Paris (Elena Kampouris), Toula and Ian (John Corbett) are facing marital issues and losing their daughter to a college away from home. But it’s when a technicality in Toula’s parents’ marriage contract that shows they aren’t legally married that this family celebrates another Big, Fat, Greek Wedding.
Family, stereotypes and outdated jokes. Some fourteen years after the original movie, Nia Vardalos falls back into her type-cast, stereotypical role of a troubled Greek girl and the entire main cast returns to make the same ethnic jokes that were told in the first movie. An addition to the cast includes Elena Kampouris who plays Vardalos’ daughter, Paris, a perpetually angry teen sick of her overbearing family. Sound familiar? While many sequels that return after a long hiatus tend to feel forced, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 reuses their jokes as a throwback to the first film that many fans would appreciate.
Lacking all the important things. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is essentially unoriginal yet comforting. It’s like catching up with an old friend and realizing your relationship hasn’t changed at all. Everything is the same as it always was. In this case of this movie, that means the characters still have no direction and barely any development, the plot is barely existent, the actor is C-grade, and the jokes are old. If you enjoyed the first movie, you’ll probably like this one. However, as far as making a significant, unforgettable movie goes, this is not it.