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My Life in Ruins (2009)

 -  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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Kim
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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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Falling in Love...In All the Wrong Places 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

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$8,662,318 (USA) (28 August 2009)
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Trivia

Although this film is not a sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), the Italian title was changed into "Le mie grosse grasse vacanze greche" ("My Big Fat Greek Holidays") thus adding confusion on this being a completely new film. 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

Irv: Don't you have a boyfriend?
Georgia: I'm on a tour bus like six days a week.
Irv: Well, you gotta get in touch with your wild thing.
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Features Zorba the Greek (1964) See more »

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Performed by Ayiesha Woods
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Not her best work
7 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry, Nia. I'm a fan....but this movie falls pretty flat. The comedy writing is contrived and predictable. There were some laugh out loud moments. But they were too few and far between. Most of the characters are cardboard cut-outs. They are unbelievable and obnoxious. And the story? Well, we've seen it a million times before. Richard Dreyfuss is the HIGHLIGHT of this film. It is in scenes with Nia and Dreyfuss that the movie shines. The scene at the beach was so brief but so powerful...Dreyfuss makes the most of those brief moments. The scenery,however,is fantastic! To see the ruins of Greece on the big screen...what a treat. Overall, I felt this movie was trying way too hard to be funny....much like the tour guide in the movie. Wait for it to come out on video.


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