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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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María Adánez ...
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Natalie O'Donnell ...
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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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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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$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

Nia Vardalos re-wrote the script based on Mike Reiss' draft, which was based on his frequent traveling experiences. See more »

Goofs

There are many scenes where you can see clearly they were filmed in Spain, not in Greece. Most noticeable, the hotel they stay at the night before going to the beach is the HOTEL MIRAMAR ("sea view" in Spanish). Also the phone in the room is Spanish, some of the machines used in a close-by job-site belong to a Spanish rental company. See more »

Quotes

Ken: Hey big fellow, how many bells have you got on the old dickory?
Big Al: [kinda shocked] What the hell is he saying?
Sue: Oh wake up, Australia. He wants to know what time it is.
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References 300 (2006) See more »

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I Doyleia Kanei Toys Antres
Written by Manos Loïzos (as Manos Loizos) (AEPI/SACEM) & Lefteris Papadopoulos (AEPI/SUISA)
Performed by Manos Loïzos (as Manos Loizos) & Lefteris Papadopoulos
Courtesy of FM Records SA
By Arrangement with RipTide Music, Inc/The Audio Factory GmbH
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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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