Toula and Her Big Fat Greek Family Are Back

greek weddingIf you’re looking for a light, fun, romantic flick for a girls night out, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” is the movie for you. My mom, 11 year old and I loved watching the first one together on dvd; it’s innocent enough for a multi-generational movie night.  family has grown. The Portokalos family, loving but at times overbearing and pushy, still live next door. In fact, they’ve expanded and now have 4 houses on the block. They’re now intruding on the next generation’s love life: Toula’s teenage daughter, Paris. They encourage Paris to find a “good Greek boy” and the family appears as a big, boiterous group at all the right moments to embarrass her.

I thought “Big Fat Two” was more sentimental than the first. While the movie isn’t full or surprises or twists, it has its share of laughs and sweet moments. The crazy old grandmother shares a pearl of wisdom with her great granddaughter, Paris. Paris experiences her first crush on a shy Greek boy. And one family member, with trepidation, reveals that he is gay. But the main focus of “Two” is more about the grandparents’ relationship, Gus and Maria Portokalos. Toula’s parents are shining examples of the highs and lows of marriage. They show us how as much as a spouse can make you nuts, the thought of being without them can leave you completely lost. That’s what romance is all about.Heather


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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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