MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 – Rated PG-13

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With New Director Kirk Jones at the helm – and almost the entire original cast in tow…we venture back into the lives of Toula (Nia Vardalos), Ian (John Corbett), and their little girl Paris (Elena Kampouris) 14 years later…only to find that we are ALL still living in Chicago as one BIG HAPPY GREEK FAMILY…well, maybe most of them are…

Paris is applying to colleges, sending her mother into an Empty Nest Tailspin that she can’t seem to pull herself out of, even with refocusing her career back at DANCING ZORBA’s as well as on her non-existent love life too…

Trying to come into the 21st century, Gus (Michael Constantine) learns the computer and sends a request to get his marriage certificate from Greece, only to find that, he hasn’t really been MARRIED all these years…

When Maria (Lainie Kazan) gets wind of the fact that she hasn’t been legally married all this time…she is not only unhappy, but is bound and determined to have the wedding of her dreams, finally…

With all this chaos going on, Toula follows directions from her bossy, yet adorable Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin), as she can not only fix relationships, but problems in the bedroom too 🙂

So with a spritz of Windex, and the Greek closeness as strong as ever, Toula, Ian and the entire clan once again figure out a way to keep this familia together, any way they can…

I give MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN ~ Was it the fact that this Familia is still dear to my heart after all these years? I don’t know. Was it the fact that I watched the advanced screening with my Greek girlfriend Irene, which made this film seem as good as the first one to me? I don’t know…Or was it the fact that Nia Vardalos always strikes a chord with her take on relationships and the high points and pit falls that life holds for all of us? I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know ~ All I do know is that I LOVED THIS FILM FROM BEGINNING TO END J Vardolas took us right back into her life, as if we had never really left, and seeing everyone back to reprise their roles, which were so enjoyable to watch the first time around was AWESOME TOO! Everyone is a little more mature as they say, but the togetherness and funniness that you remember from the first film is all back on the big screen, making me share that this one is definitely a MUST SEE FOR ME! And know going in too, that this film is definitely more for the girls ~ than the guys ~ so its probably best to make viewing this one a “GIRLS NIGHT OUT” scenario ~ unless your hubby is GREEK…so grab your Besties and head out to check out this very funny and very heartwarming film a.s.a.p. ~ And I suggest you make sure to pre-view with a little ouzo and spanakopita before you head out to a theater near you too…OPA!!!

Kathy Kaiser