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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) - A RomCom Sequel Done Right

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This past Saturday I took another trip to the theater (two in one week is sort of unheard of) and say My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. As much as I enjoyed the first film, it's not one I've watched over and over again. In fact, up until two weeks ago (when I watched it again in anticipation of this sequel), I'd only ever seen it once before. But then I'll leave my comments of the original film there and let you read the review (published today) if you should like.

FILM REVIEW | My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Today, this post is meant to spotlight and discuss the sequel, which my family agreed is every bit as good as the original. There's plenty of laughs, sweet romance (in many different stages - from love that lasts a lifetime to the blossoming of a possible new love) and of course, a crazy family that doesn't know when enough is ENOUGH! But of course, this is all part of the reason why this film is so relatable: because, it's family. We've all been there (minus some of the creative exaggeration) and despite it all, at the end of the day, we love our families.

I reviewed the sequel over on Silver Petticoat if anyone is curious about my thoughts. Find the review over there. (Review snippet and links posted below.)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Toula and Ian

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – A RomCom Sequel Done Right

With fourteen years stretching between films, a great deal of time and distance has been placed between the film that became a surprising success, and this (My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2), its sequel. Unfortunately, for many film fans, that’s a long time for a story to sit dormant. Nevertheless, that is exactly what My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 chose to do and perhaps that’s not such a bad thing. With nearly its entire original cast returning, the filmmakers (led by screenwriter and star, Nia Vardalos) behind the one-time smash hit returned to tell a new story about the Portokalos family. Continue Reading ➔

Have you seen this sequel or the original film? What are your thoughts of these cute romantic-comedies? Share your opinions on Silver Petticoat or below. I'm all ears.

Content: There are several sexual jokes, and a scene (played for laughs) showing a married couple making out and undressing in the car. There are a few "funny" jokes about wedding nights and the like. The film is rated PG13.

6 comments

  1. I am SO anxious to see this movie! It looks adorable, oh my word. I just introduced my whole family (well...not the 14 and 11 yr olds ;) ) to the first movie the other night and we all were holding our stomachs laughing over it. It's basically my extended family (on crack and Greek. LOL )

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    1. How fun! I'm glad your family enjoyed the first film, Meghan; it IS a hoot, isn't it!? I thought this sequel was every bit as good. I'd love to know what you thought once you have a chance to see it! :)

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  2. I am really hoping to see the sequel soon! I just re-watched the first movie in anticipation of the sequel, and I forgot how incredibly funny (and also, how easy to relate to) it was! I'm glad to see that even though it picks up the story line after such a long time that it's successful!

    -Cristina @ Girl in the Pages

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    1. I hope you enjoy this one, Cristina. It's really fun and for our family, we thought every bit as good as the original. YES! Easy to relate to is this franchise's strong suit; it's because of this that we love these so. :) Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Loved this one! Since the first one is a family classic I have seen countless times I had high expectations and it met them all! It was pretty much exactly what I wanted it to be and I know I'll be watching it a bunch in the future!

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    1. Me too, Abbi! It's such a fun story and the colorful characters never cease to make me giggle. Like you, we thought this one met the "magic" of the original. :)

      Glad you enjoyed it too - and yes, I say, bring on the DVD! :)

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