My Life In Ruins

My Life In Ruins

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My Life In Ruins

Nia Verdalos (star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding) plays a tour guide in this romantic comedy, working the ruins of ancient Greece. She is becoming more and more disillusioned with the apathy of the tourists she shepherds, while also dealing with the fact that she hasn’t had sex in "forever". Then Richard Dreyfuss turns up as tourist Irv Gordon, and helps set her on the road to self-discovery, with a potential love match turning up right under her nose – and indeed under a rather thick beard.

Co-written by Nia Vardalos herself, and produced by Tom Hanks, expect fun, sun and romance amidst the relics and temples - in fact, this marks the first time an American film studio has been allowed to film at the Acropolis.

2009Rating: PG, contains adult themes93 minsUSA
Romantic Comedy
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Variety

Variety

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Feels like warmed-over souvlaki.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Not likely to spur much tourism to Greece. The sights, though impressive, are not photographed interestingly, and the citizens of the host country are less than welcoming.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Rarely has a film centered on a character so superficial and unconvincing, played with such unrelenting sameness. I didn't hate it so much as feel sorry for it.

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Newshub

Newshub

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Lame and uninspiring attempt at romantic comedy.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Doesn't skimp on the life lessons or instant transformations. But the movie primarily exists to give amiable Everywoman Vardalos the chance to regain her kefi.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Ruins is sometimes as sunny as its locations but as familiar and predictable as a Greek diner.

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I got plenty of cringe laughs, it felt like it was written in 1949 and overacted in that 50's style.

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Variety

Variety

press

Feels like warmed-over souvlaki.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Not likely to spur much tourism to Greece. The sights, though impressive, are not photographed interestingly, and the citizens of the host country are less than welcoming.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Rarely has a film centered on a character so superficial and unconvincing, played with such unrelenting sameness. I didn't hate it so much as feel sorry for it.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Lame and uninspiring attempt at romantic comedy.

1.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Doesn't skimp on the life lessons or instant transformations. But the movie primarily exists to give amiable Everywoman Vardalos the chance to regain her kefi.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Ruins is sometimes as sunny as its locations but as familiar and predictable as a Greek diner.

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I got plenty of cringe laughs, it felt like it was written in 1949 and overacted in that 50's style.

2.0
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