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 and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!

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