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My Life in Ruins

7 Ratings: 1.3
A 2009 movie directed by Donald Petrie/

The combination of the appealing Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and the breathtaking location shooting in Greece makeMy Life in Ruinsthe perfect film escape. The film works as a feather-light romantic comedy, with Vardalos's character, Georgia, … see full wiki

Director: Donald Petrie
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 05, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
7 reviews about My Life in Ruins
Quick Tip by . June 08, 2010
I'm biased because i'm Greek and I love Greece, but I liked this movie. It wasn't GREAT, it was just cute.
review by . October 12, 2009
I was pondering this question over the weekend, having been subjected to a variety of unwatchable material over the last decade. The competition in the 'worst ever' category is pretty stiff though, including abominations such as Batman & Robin, Gigli, Catwoman and The Postman (apparently sometimes called Fishtar). When you add The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or The Mummy 4, there's some real strength in this category, making it hard to dislodge the imcumbents.       …
review by . October 10, 2009
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Georgia (Nia Vardalos) is an American living in Greece and working as a tour guide. She hates her job, thinks all tourists are idiots, and is sick of Greece, too. But on her next four-day trip everything will change for the better, thanks to the quirky members of her tour and her moody bus driver.       This movie had so much potential but is really terrible. It's neither funny nor romantic and the dopey cast is always blocking our view of beautiful Greece. The plot is a lackluster …
review by . January 27, 2010
My Life In Ruins is the follow up movie with Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). Where Wedding had incredible charm, and humor; Ruins is just a bus wreck on the highways of Greece with little charm and a little bit of humor. The second act was a bit better than the first, but this is still a not good movie.    Nia Vardalos plays Georgia the true Greek tour guide that wants to teach all of her tourists about the wonders and history of Greece. Her …
review by . October 21, 2009
   Not quite Greek Wedding, this flick has its moments of charm and is at times amusing. However, it feels more like a Lifetime movie than a Hollywood blockbuster. The humor gets annoyingly sexual and predictable. For example, the bad guy in the film gives a t-shirt to someone on the "opposing side." The guy puts it on, not knowing what the Greek characters say, and becomes an instant magnet for certain locals. Turns out it was implying he was searching for a boyfriend. The romantic …
review by . October 21, 2009
Not quite Greek Wedding, this flick has its moments of charm and is at times amusing. However, it feels more like a Lifetime movie than a Hollywood blockbuster. The humor gets annoyingly sexual and predictable. For example, the bad guy in the film gives a t-shirt to someone on the "opposing side." The guy puts it on, not knowing what the Greek characters say, and becomes an instant magnet for certain locals. Turns out it was implying he was searching for a boyfriend. The romantic thread is predictable …
review by . October 12, 2009
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So is My Life in Ruins as funny as the surprise hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Maybe not quite there, but I think it's pretty close. The jokes are funny, but the film is moving as well. Richard Dreyfuss brings a lot to the film, combining comedy with wisdom. As the characters begin to enjoy themselves on the trip to Greece, the viewer will too.    Only problem: I wish the DVD had deleted scenes. I'd love to see what was spliced out.
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