Writer-star Nia Vardalos dishes up a second helping of ethnic comedy with My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, a belated sequel to her surprise 2002 hit, yet it’s unlikely that the film’s reheated jokes will slip down nearly so well with audiences this time around.
Vardalos’s put-upon heroine Toula is now the fretful mother of 17-year-old college-bound daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris). She’s dreading the prospect of an empty nest and anxious about the limp state of her marriage to WASP hunk Ian (John Corbett), yet as before it’s her suffocating Greek-American family who give her the most grief.
Dad Gus (Michael Constantine) is as overbearing as ever, Aunt Voula (Andrea Martin) still overshares alarmingly, and the rest of the clan also conforms to type – which means most of the gags are simply tired variations on ones we’ve heard before.
Certificate 12A. Runtime 94 mins. Director Kirk Jones