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There is so much food, music, dancing and crying that you want to come out, at the end, and find a quiet place to watch paint dry. Unless, of course, you loved MBFGW1 and have spent 14 years waiting for MBFGW2.
The movie has Andrea Martin, who returns as bossy Aunt Voula, sometimes dispensing her gonzo brand of sexual advice and sometimes confiding her list of bizarre medical curiosities. She alone may be worth the price of admission.
Even those who have spent the last 14 years pining for a sequel to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" - by most accounts, the highest-grossing American romantic comedy - will rue that longing when they experience "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2."
Gags get piled upon gags with relentless frenzy and results that are overbearing rather than uproarious. You can rely on every character to behave the exactly the same way every time, regardless of the situation, and that way is usually obnoxious.
It's understandable that creator/writer Nia Vardalos would come back for seconds with "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" ... but 14 years later, this reunion of cuddly-but-tiresome stereotypes makes you wish she'd left well enough alone.
The movie wheezes about, with actors offering spit takes (Vardalos) and getting hit in the head with volleyballs (Vardalos again). When those moments don't elicit laughs, you are left with awkward silences that just hang in the air. That happens a lot ...
I'm sure there are knowing smiles of recognition that are reserved here for people raised in traditional Greek families, but it's hard to feel like you're missing any of the jokes when every punch line is practically written out on cue cards.