Toula And John At Restaurant from My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 ()
Directed by Kirk Jones. With Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Lainie Kazan. A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back. [narrating] My dad believed in two things: That Greeks should educate Nice Greek girls who don't find a husband work in the family restaurant. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is a American romantic comedy film directed by Kirk Jones The only business still open is the family restaurant that her father, Gus (Michael Constantine), still runs. Police Department and is married with one of Toula's cousins, whom he met at Toula and Ian's wedding in the first film.
The parents, they give a gift. She was supposed to come over and curl my hair.
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Toula[ edit ] [narrating] When I was growing up, I knew I was different. The other girls were blonde and delicate. And I was a swarthy six-year-old with sideburns.
That Greeks should educate non-Greeks about being Greek and that any ailment from psoriasis to poison ivy could be cured with Windex.
So here I am, day after day, year after year, thirty and way past my expiration date.
Ma, you gonna make me swallow my tongue! Gus Portokalos[ edit ] Toula, there's two kinds of people: Greeks and everybody else who wish they were Greeks. Welcome to the Portokalos family and welcome the-the Miller family. I-I was thinking last night, um, the night before my-my daughter was gonna marry, uh, I-an Miller, that, um, you know, the root of the word Miller is a Greek word. Miller come from the Greek word "milo", which is mean apple, there you go.
As many of you know, our name Portokalos is come from the Greek word "portolakli", which means orange. So, okay, here tonight we have, uh, apple and orange Is he nice Greek boy? Oh no no Greek!
Xeno with the long hair on top of his head! Maria[ edit ] [to young Nick] Niko! Don't play with your food! When I was your age, we didn't have food! Other[ edit ] Greek School Teacher: Nikos has one goat.
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I've never seen my sister this happy, Ian. You're starting to look Because nice Greek girls are supposed to do three things in life: Now, gimme a word, any word, and I'll show you how the root of that word is Greek.
Arachna, that comes from the Greek word for spider, and phobia is a phobia, is mean fear. What Interests me is the choices made in designing the camera coverage here.
The choice to frame so many people in a small space and then cut to a frame of the same length with only two people perfectly exaggerates the distinctions between two different families. The camera adopts a slightly unsteady fashion as it lingers between the Portokalos family with a mid-close up shot as though it were one of the family members standing in the yard. This shot drew my attention because it makes me, the audience member feel somewhat entrapped within the claustrophobic space.
The last shot is a long shot that frames both families in the front yard of the Portokalos house. Previous to this shot, the Portokalos fatherGus, is introducing his endless list of family names. His list is then validated by the visual elaboration of the factual size of his family.
Meanwhile, Gus has convinced himself that he is directly descended from Alexander the Great and wants to write to an online ancestry site for confirmation.
While sorting through his records, he discovers that his and Maria's Lanie Kazan marriage certificate was never signed by the priest, technically invalidating their union. His current priest refuses to sign it but agrees to perform a new ceremony. Gus insists that he and Maria must marry again after fifty years together, but Maria wants Gus to propose properly.
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Gus refuses, infuriating Maria, who refuses to go through with the ceremony. Meanwhile, when Toula and Ian are on a date night to rekindle their romance, their family catches them kissing in their car outside their house. After Gus lands in the hospital and Maria refuses to go, saying she is not his wife, Gus pleads for her to marry him again.
This time she accepts. Maria wants the wedding she never had and hires a wedding planner who quits after the rowdy family's choices become too outlandish. Gus's estranged brother, Panos Mark Margolis arrives from Greece as a surprise.
She chooses Northwestern to please her mother, but Paris's great-grandmother Bess Meisler convinces her she should go to New York. Paris asks Bennett Alex Wolffa boy she has a crush on, to the prom. He is also Greek with an equally crazy Greek family. Prom is the same night as the wedding. Toula tells Paris she can go to the prom if she attends the reception later. En route to the church, Gus, Panos, and Taki arrive drunk after many shots of ouzo.
Maria storms off to the vestry after seeing Gus acting foolishly, feeling he is not taking the wedding seriously. Panos tells Maria that Gus had confided to him his love for Maria, and the ceremony continues. Watching as Gus and Maria recite their vows, Ian and Toula privately renew theirs.