Good Morning Lovelies,

When I was a little girl I use to sit down with my dad and watch the film Mr Big Fat Greek Wedding. It was a film that was constantly shown in our home and if it is on the TV then we all sit and watch it. I don’t know what it was about that film but it became a classic in our home and many others, so when I heard a sequel was being made I was super happy.

After missing it when it was in cinemas I finally got the chance to sit down and enjoy it a few days ago and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Following Toula Portokalos Miller years after the first film, the sequel sees her come to terms with her daughter leaving for college and her parents having to remarry after a priest forgets to sign their certificate.

It is a film that feels like a warm hug. Relatives have come back that you haven’t seen in a while and you feel at home almost instantly. While it doesn’t scream award winner it makes you smile and laugh which is perfect. Especially when you think about the cold winter months coming up.

Having been released alongside some big names, the film again shows Nia Vardalos’ talents as a filmmaker, scriptwriter and overall comedian. She knows how to capture what audiences want and shares the characters new stories in a gentle way.

You never feel as though you have had to wait as long as you have for the film to be made. You fall right in and you know how the story is going to go. And even if it is obvious there is nothing that stops you loving it.

There is a downside to the film however. While it is nice to see the daughter and mother relationship and the parents’ marriage retold, you do miss the elements of the first dates, marriage and love story of Toula and Ian, played by John Corbett. Corbett seems to hardly be in the film and it is a sad loss when you know that he can provide sweet and funny moments for an audience.

It would have been nice to have seen him in the film a lot more, as his time in the film and the first one were so enjoyable.

Overall the film is a great warm hug that will keep you cosy on a winter’s day when you need a pick me up. This is why I am giving it…

4 Stars

Blog Soon,
Joey X

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