Friday, March 25, 2016

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Movie Review

Nia Vardalos & John Corbett (r) star in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Opa! Part Deux

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all-time. Written by Academy Award nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Waking Ned Devine) directs the next chapter of the film that will be once again produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Paul Brooks and Steven Shareshian return to executive produce alongside Vardalos and Scott Niemeyer. Universal Pictures will distribute the comedy domestically and in select international territories. Also stars John CorbettElena Kampouris, Andrea MartinLainie Kazan, Michael Constantine and John Stamos.

It's been 14 years since My Big Fat Greek Wedding took Hollywood by storm. That's a long time to wait for a sequel; but Toula (Vardalos) & company look none the worse for wear (botox, botox) and waste little time in charming our pants off. Perhaps it's not as easy as before; but you have to be a real curmudgeon to complain about a relatively painless 94-minute runtime. That's more than enough time to win us over with corny one-liners, "Telephone, telegram, tell-a-Greek" and enough charm & warmth to give Batman & Superman a run for their money (this weekend.)

Grade: B-