I have always been a fan of sequels that you don’t expect. You know, as opposed to those sequels that are already on pre-production before the first one has even been released.
With My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, there’s that nice feeling of seeing some old friends after a while. It’s been fifteen years since the first movie, and while it wasn’t really necessary to have a sequel, it’s a welcome sight.
Of course, I don’t need to tell you that the second part is not as good and fresh as the first one was, but it keeps the same vibe and it leaves you with a smile on your face. After the events of the first film, we get to see Toula and Ian again, who now have a 17-year-old daughter, Paris, who of course is sick and tired of her very Greek family and their antics.
The main plot revolves around the discovery that Toula’s parents are not really married, because the priest didn’t sign the documents. Of course, this means we have another wedding on the go. With the wedding preparations, the perspective of Paris leaving Chicago to go to a university from another state, and the task of getting her romantic life with Ian back, Toula is once more the centre of the story and of everyone’s lives.
Like I said, while it can’t be as good as the first one, Nia Vardalos has written another fantastic script with plenty of humorous dialogues and exceptionally Greek situations to make us want more. After all, the daughter will have to get married one day, right? And I’m sure we could all use another Greek wedding.