My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

2016-03-23 21:55
 

What it's about:

The long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. A Portokalos family secret will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

What we thought:

Everyone loves a wedding, right? It's a great party, it’s fun, it brings together friends and family and it makes one believe that love can maybe last forever.

And that's what made My Big Fat Greek Wedding such a success at the box office in 2002. The movie had all the above-mentioned elements.

Present time: 2016 (yes, 14 years later) the much anticipated sequel is dated and has lost all its original charm. 

Toula (Nia Vardalos) is still married to her non-Greek husband Ian (John Corbett). She has taken on the duty of looking after her ailing parents Gus (Michael Constantine) and Maria (Lainie Kazan). 

And she's trying a bit too hard to be the cool mom to her 17-year-old daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) who feels suffocated by her very large Greek family. 

When the family discovers that Maria and Gus aren’t legally married they automatically go into wedding planning mode.

I’ll be honest 15 minutes into the movie I was already bored. 

Gus's fertility jokes and trying to pair Paris up with a good Greek boy is a drag.

The overbearing large Greek family is suffocating and cringe-worthy to watch as they rely on old sitcom-like gags which are out dated. 

There's a tiny subplot that sees Toula's cousin Angelo (Joey Fatone) come out as gay. However, it feels like it was an afterthought added for dramatic effect as the plot is not explored to its full potential. 

There is absolutely no character development as characters seem to be stuck in a time warp. 

Vardalos really tries to give it her best shot but her performance lacks heart. 

It might have taken 14 years to make but the film feels unfinished and rushed. 

This is one wedding you should not RSVP for!


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