My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a 2016 American romantic comedy film directed by Kirk Jones and written by Nia Vardalos. The film stars Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Ian Gomez and Elena Kampouris. It is the sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was released in 2002. Filming began in late May 2015 in Toronto. The film was released on March 25, 2016 by Universal Pictures.
Toula Portokalos Miller’s (Nia Vardalos) life is in shambles. Her travel agency and the family dry cleaners are closed due to the recession, and the only business still open is the restaurant that Gus (Michael Constantine), her father, owns. Her husband Ian (John Corbett), is now the principal at the school their daughter Paris (Elena Kampouris) attends, and Paris is preparing to leave for college. Paris feels smothered by her close-knit clan’s obsessive love and lack of regard for her privacy, and Gus constantly trying to find a greek boyfriend for Paris. Desperate for independence and eager to escape her relatives who are ALWAYS there, she applies to distant schools across the country. Ian and Toula find their marriage strained because Toula has the same obsessive drive to “fix” whatever goes wrong in her family, due to her daughter treating her like she no longer needs her and her family constantly asking Toula to do it, causing she and Ian to find little time for each other.
Gus has ridiculously convinced himself that he is a direct descendant of Alexander the Great and wants an online ancestry site to confirm this. While sorting through his paper records, he discovers that his wedding certificate was never signed by the priest who married him and Maria (Lainie Kazan) fifty years before. He is frustrated when his current priest refuses to just sign the paper, but is willing to renew their vows so their marriage can be “legal.” Maria scoffs at Gus’ insistence that they must marry again after fifty years together, but agrees to do it if Gus proposes to her properly. Gus refuses, and Maria shoves him on the couch. When he needs to go to the hospital Maria refuses to go with him and he makes a public plea to marry him again. This time she agrees.
Maria wants the wedding she never had. She hires a wedding planner who quits when the rowdy family’s choices and schemes get too wild for her. The whole family, including Ian’s parents, Rodney and Harriet (Bruce Gray and Fiona Reid), and Angelo’s business partner, Patrick, pitches in to make it happen. Nick and Voula eventually realize that Patrick is also Angelo’s romantic partner, and welcome him into the family. Gus’ brother, Panos (Mark Margolis), flies over from Greece for the ceremony as a surprise. Ouzo flows on the way to the church, and the drunken Gus, Panos, and Taki (Gerry Mendicino) stand giggling before the altar. Maria is escorted down the aisle but storms off to the vestry, believing that Gus is not taking this seriously. Panos tells her something that Gus confided to him as evidence of his love and need for her, and the ceremony takes place as planned.
Paris has been accepted by Northwestern University in Chicago and NYU in New York City. She begins to understand the intense love her mother has for her, and leans toward Northwestern/ She changes her mind after sharing a moment with her great-grandmother (Bess Meisler) and realizes she really wants to go to New York. She asks Bennett (Alex Wolff), a boy she has watched from afar, to the prom, and he turns out to have an equally crazy Greek family. Prom is the same night as the wedding, so she attends the dance but promises to attend the reception later. Ian and Toula watch Gus and Maria recite their vows, while Paris and Bennett slow-dance at the prom and share their first kiss. At the wedding reception, Gus receives a note, from the ancestry site verifying that he is indeed a descendant of Alexander the Great. Toula whispers to Ian that she forged it to make her father happy. The movie ends with entire family dropping Paris off in her new college dorm.
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