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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Unsurprising but still enjoyable sequel to beloved romcom.

Movie PG-13 2016 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 14+

Less age appropriate than the first one

Waaaay to much sex for the littles which is a shame because it wasn't needed and it would have been perfect for all ages otherwise.
age 11+

First one is better

My big fat greek wedding is not as good as the first one, but it has some content that would not be okay for yonger kids. There is lots of sexual content as in one of the senes Gus tells Ian: Slow sperm. And yonger kids might me frightened by the sene when Gus get stuck in the bath-tub and an ambulance comes. And some drinking.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Let's dispense with the niceties: MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 is cheesy, predictable, and all the things that many sequels are, but it's also somewhat of a crowd-pleaser. Because no matter how annoying they can be, the truth is that the Portolakoses have a certain charm, and it's on full display here. The empty-nest plot moves the original storyline forward pleasingly, but we all know how it's going to end before it really even gets started.

A sub-plot about another wedding is a fun idea -- as are Kazan and Constantine as Toula's parents, warring in late life -- but you almost wish they'd abandoned that gimmick entirely to simply revisit the family in a new and refreshing way. And although we understand that Grandpa Gus is positioned as an old-world guy who might not quite grasp the idea of feminism and gender equality, his comments feel very dated in a movie trying to be relevant in the here and now.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 25, 2016
  • On DVD or streaming: June 21, 2016
  • Cast: Nia Vardalos , John Corbet
  • Director: Kirk Jones
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 94 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: some suggestive material
  • Last updated: November 21, 2023

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