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My Life in Ruins (2009)

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

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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 most fun you can have without a passport. 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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Box Office

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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Trivia

The first Hollywood movie to be given permission to film at the Acropolis since Boy on a Dolphin (1957). The Greek government had previously refused all requests for fear that a film crew would disrupt this archaeologically sensitive site, but according to an article in Britain's Guardian newspaper, made an exception for this film because they thought that it would help to promote Greek culture. See more »

Goofs

In the shot with the foosball table, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Maria: [after Georgia leaves] That girl. That girl has no kefi, What Greek does not have spirit, eh?
Nico: Maybe she's half Greek.
Maria: This was supposed to be temporary while she looked for some big-shot teaching job. And now no one will hire her and I am stuck with her.
Nico: Hey, if I make her quit, can I have a raise?
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Connections

Referenced in Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Episode #1.59 (2009) See more »

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Got 2 B Luv
(2000)
Written by Mark Arnell, Richie Wermerling (as Richard Wermerling), Nicky Alan Cook
Published by Mark Arnell Music, (BMI)
WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
o/b/o Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Performed by Bottlefly
Courtesy of Universal Records
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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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