My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Sunday, 22 September 2019

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    From Little Athens to Paris.

  • Starring:

    Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan, Andrea Martin, Gia Carides, Joey Fatone, Elena Kampouris, Alex Wolff, Louis Mandylor, John Stamos, Rita Wilson

  • Directed by:

    Kirk Jones

  • Running time:

    94 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are hit with objects, tackled, slapped, (almost) pepper-sprayed. Table banged with fist. Objects broken. Yelling, arguing, scream. Suffocation, so I can kill him, tasering mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spots. Ambulance, patient on stretcher, bandages.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Man in underwear, cleavage, lingerie. Kissing, flirting (platonic), sexy talk. Two men reveal they are in a relationship. A magazine cover reads "take our sex quiz". Make babies, waste your eggs, slow sperm, touching, porn, I want to put a baby in you, sex life, puberty mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne). Intoxication. A woman plays an online betting game. Pills, selling pot, alcoholic mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Nads, kaka, poulaki. What the? Gender and cultural stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Family, Greekness, mother-daughter relationships, immigrants, physical therapy, ageing, marriage, engagement, brothers, estrangement, college.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Church, wedding settings. Dog. Spitting. Brief Greek language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Sweet, crowd-pleasing, good, clean, harmless, fun, homespun, charming, well-intentioned. Relaxed chemistry between leads, decent production values and pacing, adept direction, clever use of Billy Idol's White Wedding in the soundtrack; a nice/touching reunion of the original cast.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Unfunny, calculated, formulaic, predictable, strained, forgettable, sitcom-ish, saccharine, overstuffed, undernourished, pointless, shameless, unnecessary, uninspired. Same gags, cringeworthy stereotypes, weak/cluttered script, broad/obvious/stale/lazy humour, shallow plotlines, lazy title.

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