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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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Cast

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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 USA:

$3,223,161, 7 June 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,662,318, 30 August 2009
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Trivia

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

Dorcas: [hands her a jewelry box] Georgie, I got these for you.
Georgia: Dorcas, you shouldn't do this.
Dorcas: It's alright. I got the receipt.
Georgia: [surprised] Good for you.
Dorcas: Well, it's a start.
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Connections

References Zorba the Greek (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Ydrohoos
Music by Vaso Allagianni
Lyrics by Manolis Rasoulis (as Manolis Rassoulis)
Performed by Nikos Papazoglou
Published by AEPI
Courtesy of Lyra S,A,
By Arrangement with the Orchard
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User Reviews

 
This movie is funnnny!
14 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

For the past week it feels like Greece cannot stop talking about this film! I was lucky enough to be invited by a friend to the world premiere in Athens (am Greek-American, grew up in Baltimore, married here, so living in Athens for about five years.) The Premiere was an elegant occasion with a private reception with delicious food. The audience of about 1500 people went crazy for this film. They laughed and laughed and clapped and everyone I talked to said they wanted to see it again. This movie has captured the joy of life in this country I love. But just like My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you don't have to be Greek to like it. It is such a funny movie and beautiful to look at. All the actors do a great job and Nia and Alexis are very romantic together. When they look at each other, you actually believe they're a couple (I know they're not!!) Just like with the first movie, I know Greeks can laugh at themselves (I was there, I heard them laughing like crazy!! Of course, there are always insecure people in this world but I think those type of people get offended by anything so who cares?) so I am sure the movie will do well here, and also in every country because it is a movie about tourists and traveling and being able to fall in love when you think there isn't a chance for you anymore. All I can say is, once again, Vardalos got it right."


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