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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 March 2016 (USA)
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A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

Director:

Kirk Jones

Writer:

Nia Vardalos
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nia Vardalos ... Toula
John Corbett ... Ian
Michael Constantine ... Gus
Lainie Kazan ... Maria
Andrea Martin ... Aunt Voula
Gia Carides ... Nikki
Joey Fatone ... Angelo
Elena Kampouris ... Paris
Alex Wolff ... Bennett
Louis Mandylor ... Nick
Bess Meisler Bess Meisler ... Mana-Yiayia
Bruce Gray ... Rodney Miller
Fiona Reid ... Harriet Miller
Ian Gomez ... Mike
Jayne Eastwood ... Mrs. White
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Storyline

Still working in her parents' Greek restaurant, Toula Portokalos' daughter, Paris, is growing up. She is getting ready to graduate high school and Toula and Ian are experiencing marital issues. When Toula's parents find out they were never officially married, another wedding is in the works. Can this big, fat, Greek event help to bring the family together? Written by Nanciejeanne

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"The wedding is on and I'm in charge" - Aunt Voula See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

25 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi gran boda griega 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,861,950, 27 March 2016

Gross USA:

$59,689,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,923,251
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first chapter in My Big Fat Greek Wedding to be shot in 2.39:1. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie there is frost on the car and all the leaves are dead on the ground. This indicates it's mid-late fall/early winter when Paris is looking at colleges which is aligned with January deadlines most colleges have for the following fall. The movie skipped over winter to late spring. See more »

Quotes

Gus: She's only coming there if you teach greek history.
Northwestern Rep: Ofcourse, we have an outstanding classics program. Greek. Italian.
Gus: The greeks invented italian.
[Northwestern rep laughs and then realises that Gus is being serious]
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Soundtracks

All Of Me
Written by Toby Gad, John Legend (as John Roger Stephens)
Performed by John Legend
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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There you go. Again.
24 March 2016 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. It's been 14 years since the Portokolas family took over movie theatres, the box office, and casual conversation in most every social setting. I'll readily admit that, despite my leanings toward more serious film fare, I was a huge fan of the 2002 surprise mega-hit. The movie was refreshing and observational, with commentary on proud cultures and helicopter parenting – but mostly it was funny. Bundt cakes and Windex will forever be a part of movie lore … as this sequel reminds us.

Given the Hollywood proliferation of sequels, re-makes and re-imaginings, the only thing surprising here is that it took so long for Wedding number 2. And yes, that is the only surprise. Nia Vardalos obviously wrote this script as a love letter to the fans of the original. It fits like a warm blanket – comfortable and familiar. The setting, the characters and the jokes … all familiar … yet still pleasant and easy to watch.

With that title, we know we are in for another Greek wedding. However, Toula (Ms. Vardalos) and Ian (John Corbett) have one daughter – 17 year old Paris (Elena Kampouris), and her big decision is whether to stay local for college or leave Chicago and the family for NYU. Since the wedding is not for the daughter, it falls to Toula's parents. It seems Gus (Michael Constantine) and Maria (Lainie Kazan) have been living in sin for 50 years – all because the priest never signed the marriage certificate. Let the histrionics begin! Director Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Waking Ned Devine) stays true to the spirit of the Vardalos script and legacy, and much of the movie plays like one big inside joke for fans of the original. Windex make an appearance in each of the three acts, and we get a shot of decorated Bundt cakes, some exaggerated make-up and hair styles, and a steady stream of family members who just can't help their propensity for being loud and up in everyone's business.

Most of the original cast returns. Andrea Martin is back as scene-stealer Aunt Voula, and Mama-Yiayia (Bess Meisler) gets her usual "pop-ups" plus a touching moment in the wedding spotlight. New faces include Alex Wolff (brother of Nat, son of Polly Draper) as Paris' prom date; and Rita Wilson (also a producer with her husband Tom Hanks) and John Stamos have a couple of scenes as a Greek couple; while Mark Margolis ("Breaking Bad", "Better Call Saul") appears as Gus' brother from the homeland.

Nostalgia and familiarity are the keys here, and there is no reason to be overly-critical of a movie that is so pleasant and light-hearted. "There you go!"


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