NEW YORK (OSV News) – More than 20 years ago, Greek actress and writer Nia Vardalos wrote the script for the adaptation of a one-woman play that she he writes and works in search of new things and shortcomings of the immigrant community where he writes. was awakened. The result was a blockbuster that was well received by critics.
Although the first film spawned a franchise, its humor was absent in the 2016 sequel. Also not coming back is the heart-warming but not bad “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” (Focus).
With Vardalos now at the helm and re-creating the film, members of the band – both old and new – follow his character, Toula, to the Hellenic island where he grew up. deceased father, Gus. There he hopes to honor Gus’s memory by participating in a reunion of former residents of his hometown.
The event is hosted by the young resident of the nearly abandoned community, Victory (Melina Kotselou), hoping to revive her village’s flagship property. Whether anyone will actually report for the meeting, though, is highly doubtful.
Ian (John Corbett) offers his faithful non-Greek husband Toula his constant support on the journey. But he is distracted by the feelings of his college student daughter, Paris (Elena Kampouris), who harbors a secret.
To the dismay of her aunts, Paris openly opposes a romantic relationship with Aristotle (Elias Kacavas), the ethnically-obsessed woman they tried to hook up with. Qamar (Stephanie Nur) was born in Syria, although his choice of a soulmate can fulfill the different feelings that Toula and Ian overcome.
There’s easy fun to be had in this entertaining piece as it showcases the fun ways of Toula’s eccentric family. This is shown by his brother Nick (Louis Mandylor) who likes to exercise himself at the breakfast table, which tends to attract some observers but leaves others on the shoulders.
The most important values are the spreading of grace to the present pilgrims and the good – if not related – presentation of an Orthodox monk. These are replaced, however, by brief statements about Victory’s gay identity and other things that make this third chapter of the Vardalos story a questionable choice for young people.
The film contains a good idea about sexual confusion, partial deafness in a nonsexual context, some anatomical humor and some profanity. The list of OSV News is A-III – adults. The Motion Picture Association’s rating is PG-13 – parents strongly advised. Some content may not be suitable for children under 13.
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John Mulderig is the media analyst for OSV News. Follow him on Twitter/X @JohnMulderig1.
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