'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' - Movie Review
A decidedly flimsy reason to fashion a sequel with nothing but a whiff of long forgotten nostalgia to drive it through, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' is a big fat blunder that's bound to sink
'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'
Director: Kirk Jones
Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine
'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' poster
The Nia Vardalos starring sleeper hit 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' came way back in 2002 and despite several half-baked attempts, a sequel to the film failed to take off. Now almost a decade and few more years later we see the birth of a sequel which hopes to create an even bigger fuss over a wedding - this time round it's Toula's (Nia Vardalos) parents who are getting hitched because they were never really married before. As expected the highly conservative and loud Greeks are rocked by the revelations and it takes some mean effort to put together another wedding banquet that should have spelled fun and excitement but only peters off into a tame and self-serving imitation of the real thing.
While those shenanigans are getting organized, Toula is also struggling to spice up her marriage to Ian (John Corbett) and dealing with her daughter Paris' (Elena Kampouris) stated intent to go to a distant college in order to get away from her overbearing clan.
A decidedly flimsy reason to fashion a sequel with nothing but a whiff of long forgotten nostalgia to drive it through, this one is a big fat blunder that's bound to sink. There's no great charm to offload, pretentious performances, forced family bonding and a distinct lack of sincerity driving it - so this one is sure to go off the screens even before it can come on, so-to-speak!
Watch the trailer of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2'