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My Life in Ruins (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 5 June 2009 (USA)
A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece.

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Irv
Alexis Georgoulis ...
Poupi
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Kim
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Sophie Stuckey ...
Caitlin
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Lala
María Adánez ...
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Ken
Natalie O'Donnell ...
Sue
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Storyline

Georgia is an American academic who's lost her teaching job in Athens. She's taken a job as a tour guide, but she hates it and it shows: the tourists, mostly American, are bored with history and facts; they want to shop. Every group has a goofy couple, a frat boy, a sullen teen, a feuding couple, divorcées looking for a mate, and a funny guy. This group is no exception, plus there's no air conditioning and a bearded silent driver. Thanks to an unlikely friendship, plus daisies, an ice-cream cone, the history of syrup, and the Oracle at Delphi, Georgia may have a shot at finding her kefi during this four-day tour. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Star of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is Finally Going to Greece. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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5 June 2009 (USA)  »

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Mi vida en ruinas  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,223,161 (USA) (5 June 2009)

Gross:

$8,662,318 (USA) (28 August 2009)
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Ian Gomez, who appears as the creepy Hotel Clerk, is the real life husband of Nia Vardalos. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, Gator says to Georgia that he is in Greece to meet his girlfriend but after that there is not another mention of her in the film. See more »

Quotes

Irv: [as the group gathers outside of the church] You know, my wife and I have taken tours for 20 years. This one gotta be the worst.
Georgia: Here we go again. Yeah, yeah, I know, yeah, I stink, I wrecked Greece.
Irv: [sadly as he walks past her] It's the worst because my wife is not here. And it's just not the same.
Georgia: Well, you know what? If I were her, I wouldn't be here with you either. I'm sure she's spending her vacation somewhere...
[stops as his face turns down, mortified as she realizes what he meant]
Georgia: I'm so ...
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Connections

Features Zorba the Greek (1964) See more »

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Emotional Score
(2006)
Written by Laurent Juillet
Published by Kosinus APM (ASCAP)
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My Big Fat Greek Vacation
6 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Early voters are being a little to hard on this feel-good romantic comedy/Greek travel infomercial. Nia Vardolos is a Greek-American expatriate in Greece, overqualified and unhappy with her temporary job as a tour guide. Nia rolls her pretty eyes at the prospect of entertaining a tacky crew of caricatured tourists, which include Richard Dreyfuss as a jokester and Rachel Dratch as an absurd American. Alexis Georgoulis is their hairy driver.

The jokes are pretty hit and miss, with mostly hits after the bus gets rolling a bit. This is a warm, accessible, and engaging film, that will satisfy fans of MBFGW who do not burden the film with too much in the way of expectation.


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