Vardalos and the rest of the original cast return to engage in more Greek family drama and humor. This film regurgitates many of the same jokes from the first film (“Give me a word, any word, and I will show you how it comes from the Greek.”) which don’t have quite the same freshness, but still cause one to chuckle in familiarity. All of the characters are exactly the same, and there is a certain comfort in it, like meeting up with old friends.
Speaking of old, it is interesting to note how much the men of the film seem to have aged, while the women look much the same. I expected this movie to be about Ian and Toula’s daughter getting married, but seeing as she is just 17 and still in high school, that wasn’t the case. There is a wedding; you’ll have to watch it to see whose it is, though. 🙂 I think many will be able to relate to Vardalos’ character, who is caught between letting her daughter go (to college) and caring for her aging parents, losing herself in the process. Then, of course, there are the extended family’s antics which drive each other crazy, but ultimately draw them closer together. This heartwarming movie is worth a watch.