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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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Kim
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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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Falling in Love...In All the Wrong Places See more »

Genres:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rachel Dratch and Nia Vardelos were in Second City improvisers together. See more »

Goofs

In one scene at the motel where Georgia asks the clerk to send a letter for her, the clerk drinks ice-coffee with a straw from a glass that is about half full. Despite of this, whenever he takes a sip, the sound heard is a gurgling one, which only occurs when one drinks the last bit from the glass. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tullen: [handing Georgia money, about Irv] That man is so rude. Make it stop.
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Connections

References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Noodles
(2008)
Performed by Guy Moon
Written by Guy Moon
Published by Moon People Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Guy Moon
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Not her best work
7 June 2009 | by 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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