10 minutes into My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, when the entire cast from 1 shows up to a college fair, embarrassing Nia Vardalos and John Corbett‘s kin Elena Kampouris, I thought – this movie is about to head DEEP into Awfulville and set up permanent residency there. But somehow, it left Awfulville and headed west into Acceptableville, and then onto Itsreallynotthatbadville, and settled in juss nicely to Icantbelieveikindaenjoyedthismovieville!
I did not pay to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – and I probably wouldn’t pay to see it knowing what I know, but I would STILL see it. Why? My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is probably the most harmless movie I’ve seen in awhile – and all it wants to do is ooze ouzo happiness and in turn make you happy
Sure, Nia Vardalos is still annoying and very annoying and super annoying, and the jokes and stereotypes are recycled from the first film, and our characters do as much growing as a Chia Pet does without seeds or water, and the script was probably written on a stack of napkins, and there’s as much drama and plot as 2 seasons of Salute Your Shorts combined, and it’s kinda too much of a Rita Wilson vanity project (she produced it, gave herself a small role, AND sings the song playing over the closing credits), but who cares?
If you enjoyed spending ANY amount of time with this ‘zany’ Greek-American family 14 years ago, you can probably survive, and actually enjoy a reunion with them today, and maybe even laff a little, like I did – pretty much anytime Andrea Martin or Michael Constantine said or did anything
But seriously Nia, no love for the Gyro poster girl???
Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers
Greek invents happiness at a theater near jews
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…