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My Life in Ruins
My Life in Ruins
Actors: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Alexis Georgoulis, Alistair McGowan, Harland Williams
Director: Donald Petrie
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2009     1hr 35min

Immerse yourself in this sunny, uplifting romantic comedy starring OscarŽ nominee Nia Vardalos* (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Academy AwardŽ winner Richard Dreyfuss. Vardalos delivers a charming performance as Georgia, a ...  more »

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Actors: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Alexis Georgoulis, Alistair McGowan, Harland Williams
Director: Donald Petrie
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/06/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 06/05/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Marie L. (Carosell) from PRESCOTT, AZ
Reviewed on 5/13/2017...
I am a fan of Nia Vardalos and her work. Richard Dreyfuss also added the humor to this movie. I like it very much for a light romantic comedy. Hope you get to enjoy it one day.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
John N. from EAU CLAIRE, WI
Reviewed on 10/14/2015...
Enjoyable and somewhat predictable. It is still good for a popcorn movie evening.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL
Reviewed on 12/30/2014...
I loved this movie. I like Nia Vardalos, she did a good job.
David F. from EAST BERLIN, PA
Reviewed on 10/26/2013...
Movie starts slow and continues to be slow, there are very few moments of comedy or laughing. The story ends good, but you have to stick with it pretty long.

Movie Reviews

See for yourself
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."