Last night, my sister and I went to the movies and watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. Having thoroughly enjoyed the first version of the film series, I had high hopes for the second, as did my sister. I am happy to report we were not disappointed.
According to a film summary on IMDB.com, the second film in the series depicts a scenario in which “parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they’re also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.”
I will be honest, the first film was slightly funnier in terms of its one-liners and spontaneous jokes. However, considering how sequels to a film typically fail to measure up to the standards established by the first, this film came pretty close to its competition in terms of humour. It was really great to see the original cast all participating in the second film, and none of their characters changed.
The character that stood out for my by far was Toula’s Aunt named Voola. The woman is such a riot and has no filter, making her performance super inappropriate and hilarious. If you are in search of a good chuckle, be sure to check out the scene in which Toula and Ian are being intimate in their car outside of their house and Toula’s father and Voola interrupt them.
All in all, this film was a great follow-up to the original film, and I would highly recommend checking it out.