My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
In real life it’s only been 14 years since writer and star Nia Vardalos’ surprise hit had her and John Corbett tying the knot, but in this sequel they have a 17-year-old daughter (Elena Kampouris). Yet that’s not who’s getting married now—it’s the grandparents (Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine), who learn that thanks to a clerical error 50 years ago in Greece, they were never legally married. Once again Vardalos recycles the kind of cornball family gags that have been a staple of such movies. But under Kirk Jones’ laissez faire direction, the reunited cast shows such gusto that as before, resistance is futile. Besides, there’s the manifest pleasure of everyone getting together again after all these years. J.L.