A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Family matters more than anything. Traditions are also important.
Positive Role Models
The Portokalos family is comprised of nosy, boundary-busting members, but they clearly all have one another's best interests at heart and want to see one another thrive. Toula's father, Gus, has traditional ideas about women (which he states several times), but he also respects his wife and loves her dearly. Toula herself verges on being a co-dependent people-pleaser, but she has only the best intentions.
Violence & Scariness
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Innuendo/talk about sex and a scene involving a couple getting passionate in a car. Brief glimpse of cleavage. Teens kiss.
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Products & Purchases
Products/brands seen and mentioned include iPad, FaceTime, and Honda.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults get sloshed right before a wedding.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is very similar to its extremely popular predecessor, which means it's ultimately pretty wholesome. The edgiest content is a brief glimpse of cleavage, a couple getting passionate in a car, some innuendo involving a married couple, and an elderly aunt talking about sex with her husband. Teens also share a fairly chaste kiss at a dance. There's some drinking among adults, sometimes to excess. Characters argue loudly, but there's no violence, and language isn't an issue, either. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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