My Big Fat Greek Wedding is a movie that I can watch over and over again. It is funny and romantic and loaded with unique and loveable characters. I watched the sequel last Friday at the movie theatre. Although I probably will not watch it again and again as I do the first movie, it was very enjoyable. I do think sequels are tricky.
The same characters from the first movie are back. It is somewhere around twenty years later. The Portokalos family is older and grayer and just as feisty. Windex is still the cure for everything. Ian and Toula have a teenage daughter named Paris who has become very rebellious in response to her overprotective family. Paris wants to go to college in New York and her parents want her to go to college in New York. Toula still works in their restaurant and has become the caretaker and problem solver for her parents. Toula has been so busy caring for Paris and her family and working that she has neglected her marriage to hunky John Corbett. When a huge surprise is revealed and another big fat wedding is planned, she starts thinking more about what she will do when Paris leaves for college and leaves them empty nesters.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is 1 hour and 34 minutes long. It was written by Nia Vardalos and directed by Kirk Jones. In criticism, I wish it had more of a story and better flow. I felt like I was just revisiting the characters instead of watching a story. I did enjoy the movie. It was funny and charming and made me laugh out loud several times. If you liked the first one, you will like this sequel.