My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

The first movie came out in 2002.

The sequel, a mere 14 years later.

I'm not sure why it took so long, or how the groundswell demanding another slice of "wedding" cake formed.

It's the same cast of characters, and for my money, Nia Vardalos makes the movie.

If you missed the Greek bandwagon in 2002, the original (also written by Nia) is the story of a young Greek woman trapped in a world surrounded by family who loved her.

She finds love in the arms of a Lutheran (!), slips out of her ugly duckling phase, and is the prettiest woman at the Greek wedding embraced by the love her family and spouse.

Fast forward.

The happy couple is worn a bit dull by the years and worry over their soon to be college co-ed.  The daughter wants to avoid as much of her own Greek life as she can.  The Patriarch and Matriarch of the family run into some trouble of their own, and ...

It would be overstating it more than a little to finish the sentence, "hilarity ensues."  It's not hilarious.

Greek 2 is not a great movie, but it's not horrible either.  Which, I suppose could be the definition of damning with faint praise.

I enjoyed it.  It was nice, has a nice ending.  If you can, I'd suggest taking in the matinee, and recommend it as a nice date movie.  Guys, you might earn some points by selecting it.

So, whether you see it on the big screen, off a streaming service in a few months, or from one of those big red boxes... I hope you get your invitation to the wedding.