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|My Life in Ruins|
Actors: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Alexis Georgoulis, Alistair McGowan, Harland Williams
Director: Donald Petrie
Immerse yourself in this sunny, uplifting romantic comedy starring Oscar® nominee Nia Vardalos* (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Academy Award® winner Richard Dreyfuss. Vardalos delivers a charming performance as Georgia, a ... more »
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Mary C. from ERIE, PA
Reviewed on 8/22/2010...
As an academic and former tour guide who lived in Greece, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this movie! Fun, funny, charming, sweet, and gorgeous to look at.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Meghan A. (bookreadera)
Reviewed on 1/4/2010...
Earlier published reviews of this film stated disapointment that "this is no My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Well, it isn't. It's "My Life in Ruins." Romantic comedies are either more comedy/less romance (as my Big Fat...) or less comedy/more romance. "My Life in Ruins is the latter. There are some funny scenes, but for the most part, this is just a sweet romance with great scenery (mainly filmed in Spain, but beautiful anyway.) It's endearing. It's uplifting. It's fun. It's on my keeper shelf.
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L. Teach | California | 07/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why are there so many critics in this world? This is a sweet, fun movie that opened up a chance for many to see places in Greece that can not be filmed for commercial reasons. Kudos to Nia for gaining approval to film in such fantastic places as Delphi, Olympia and at the Acropolis. This is the perfect movie for a light, summer night or for when you just need a "pick me up." See for yourself. Greece is a magical place and it was a delight to see it on the big screen. Nia is charming on and off screen and I think she is terrific. You go girl!"
Laugh out loud often!
H. Halverson | Ontario, Canada | 08/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this movie a few weeks ago at the theater. I found it very entertaining and informative. It took me to places in Greece that I would love to visit. Nia is funny, sexy and believable. In the year 2000 I went on a tourist bus tour of Europe and this movie surely brought back many fond memories. Every bus tour includes many diverse characters, with a believable love story, this makes it very entertaining. I have recommended this movie to all my friends.They should own it.The filming is exquisite showing the sites of Greece like a travelogue.I left the theater feeling as I had been thoroughly entertained."
"This Is Comedy, The Greeks Invented it"
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 10/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The 2009 release 'My Life in Ruins' turned out to be a totally unexpected surprise. The scenery is magnificent, the storyline and dialogue sharp and the cast of uniquely quirky characters will keep you throughly entertained from beginning to end. The budding romance between tour guide Georgia (Nia Vardalos) and bus driver Nico (Alistair McGowan) was really quite charming and tourist and self-designated funny man Irv (Richard Dreyfuss) was clearly the secret ingredient that made it all work so well.
I particularly enjoyed the way the film incorporated an ongoing subtext suggesting that the Greek Gods may be subtly interacting with the tour and tourists. It was just the right touch of whimsy and depth to supply an added dimension to this delightful romantic comedy."