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My Life in Ruins -- A travel guide (Vardalos) rediscovers her romantic side, with a very unlikely match, as she whisks a group of tourists around Greece.
My Life in Ruins -- Clip: I'm leaving Greece
My Life in Ruins -- Interview: Nia Vardalos "On Favorite Greek Places - Olympia"
My Life in Ruins -- Clip: Dickering
My Life in Ruins -- Clip: Who's my driver?

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Mike Reiss (written by)
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Release Date:
5 June 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Star of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is Finally Going to Greece. See more »
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A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nia Vardalos ... Georgia

Richard Dreyfuss ... Irv

Alexis Georgoulis ... Poupi

Alistair McGowan ... Nico

Harland Williams ... Big Al

Rachel Dratch ... Kim

Caroline Goodall ... Dr. Tullen

Ian Ogilvy ... Mr. Tullen
Sophie Stuckey ... Caitlin

María Botto ... Lala
María Adánez ... Lena

Brian Palermo ... Marc

Jareb Dauplaise ... Gator

Simon Gleeson ... Ken
Natalie O'Donnell ... Sue
Sheila Bernette ... Dorcas
Ralph Nossek ... Barnaby

Bernice Stegers ... Maria

Rita Wilson ... Elinor

Ian Gomez ... Hotel Clerk (as Ian Gómez)
Takis Papamattheou ... Souvenir Shop Owner (as Takis Papamatthaiou)
Serenella ... Svetlana (as Serenella Magriny)
Marta Schweizer ... Olga
María Ripalda ... Lenka
Nacho Pérez ... Doudi
Nadav Malamud ... Greek Man 1 (as Nadaf Malamud)
Roland Sanden ... Greek Man 2
Vassilis Psychogiopoulos ... Souvlaki Guy (as Vasilis Psichogiopoulos)
José María Sacristán ... Jewelry Shop Owner (as José Mª Sacristán)
Alberto Santiago ... Bar Owner

Alex Spijksma ... Bartender (as Alejandro Sanchez Spijksma)
María José Goyanes ... Dour Nurse (as Mª José Goyanes)
Jennifer Rope ... Pretty Nurse
Melina Kyriakopoulou ... Angry Canadian (as Melina Kiriakopoulou)

Denise Moreno ... Kathy
Lorin Dreyfuss ... 'Irv's' Double (as Loryn Dreyfuss)
Abdeltif Louzar ... Greek Band
Oreste Papadopol ... Greek Band
Valentin Stoica ... Greek Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David M. Antón ... Man in street (uncredited)
Macarena Benites ... Canadian Tourist (uncredited)

Heather Blair ... American Tourist (uncredited)
Paco Escribano ... Secundario (uncredited)

Christina Mitropoulou ... Canadian Tourist (uncredited)

Directed by
Donald Petrie 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mike Reiss (written by)

Produced by
Jeff Abberley .... executive producer
Mark Albela .... co-producer
Julia Blackman .... executive producer
Michelle Chydzik Sowa .... producer
Peter Friedlander .... co-producer
Gary Goetzman .... executive producer
Tom Hanks .... executive producer
Nathalie Marciano .... producer
Denise O'Dell .... co-producer
Denis Pedregosa .... associate producer
Peter Safran .... executive producer
Rita Wilson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Newman 
 
Cinematography by
José Luis Alcaine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick J. Don Vito (film editor)
 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
 
Art Direction by
Jonathan McKinstry 
 
Set Decoration by
Sonia Aranzabal  (as Sonia Aranzábal)
Christine Vlachos  (as Christine Athina Vlachos)
 
Costume Design by
Lala Huete 
Lena Mossum 
 
Makeup Department
Kasey Erokhin .... crowd makeup
Pepito Juez .... key hairdresser (as José Juez)
Sandra Lara .... hairdresser assistant
Natalia Montoya .... hair assistant
Natalia Montoya .... makeup assistant
César Olivares .... makeup artist
Mariló Osuna .... makeup artist
Susanna Puigsegur .... crowd hair (as Susana Puigsegur)
Susanna Puigsegur .... crowd makeup (as Susana Puigsegur)
Gregorio Ros .... makeup designer
José Segui .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Félix Bergés .... unit manager: plate unit, Spain
Cristina Ecija .... production manager: second unit/plate unit, Spain
Nikos Nikolettos .... production manager: Greece
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
Salvador Yagüe .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dimitris Apostolou .... second assistant director: Greece
Francisco Barrionuevo .... first assistant director: Greece
Cristina Vergara Catherineau .... third assistant director (as Cristina Vergara)
Panayiotis Fotiou .... third assistant director: Greece (as Panagiotis Fotiou)
Jack Gill .... second unit director
James Alan Hensz .... first assistant director
Juan José López Angosse .... assistant director: background (as Juanjo L. Angosse)
Óscar Manero .... second assistant director (as Oscar Manero)
Konstantinos Mousoulis .... fourth assistant director: Greece
Jairo Murray .... first assistant director: second unit/plate unit, Spain
Annie Palazon .... third assistant director: additional crew, Spain
Titika Stamouli .... fourth assistant director: Greece
Katerina Stasinopoulou .... third assistant director: Greece
Dimitris Apostolou .... second unit director (uncredited)
Charlie Lázaro .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Juan José López Angosse .... crowd assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Juan José Alcade .... carpenter
Alex Auriema .... art department trainee
Leon Bigiu .... carpenter
Mihai Blaga .... carpenter
Carlos Bodega .... carpenter
José Miguel Bombín .... prop master (as José M. Bombín)
Federico Botella .... stand-by props
Iñaki Bruña .... prop buyer
Danny Burke .... props buyer: Greek crew
Ivan Calatayud .... builder
Antonio Calvo-Dominguez .... assistant to art director (as Antonio Calvo)
Miguel Cano .... storyboards
Manuel Casla .... dressing props
Francisco Javier Cayuelas .... sculptor
Emilio Cañuelo .... carpenter
José Cañuelo .... carpenter
Mario Gargallo Climent .... technical chief (as Mario Gargallo)
Fernando Contreras .... chargehand carpenter
Danut Corci .... carpenter
Danilo Cotto .... painter
Pedro Jesús De la Fuente .... construction buyer (as Pedro de la Fuente)
Raúl de la Fuente .... painter
Luis Doce .... dressing props
David Escarabajal .... swing gang painter
Paco García .... art department buyer
Ricardo García .... dressing props
José L. Garrido .... carpenter
Ángel Gil .... metalworker
Basilio Gómez .... plasterer
Luis Gómez .... painter
Giannis Hionis .... standby carpenter: Greek crew (as Yiannis Hionis)
Pablo Hugues .... assistant dressing props
Daniel Izar de la Fuente .... stand by props (as Daniel Izar)
Gerassimos Karvounis .... set dresser: Greek crew (as Gerasimos Karvounis)
Themis Katz .... props assistant: Greek crew (as Themis Katsimichas)
Helen Koutas .... graphic designer
Angel Lozano .... painter
Angel López .... carpenter
Ismael López .... carpentry chief
Ramón López .... carpenter
Lori Marks .... stand by set painter: Greek crew
José Martos .... carpenter
Andrés Martínez .... carpenter
José Juan Martínez .... graphic designer
Manuel Marín Segura .... chargehand carpenter (as Manuel Marín)
Allouche Leon McGregor .... carpenter (as Allouche Leon)
Rudy Mercado .... signwriter
Domingo Merino .... stand by props
Antonio Moya .... carpenter
Costas Nikolettos .... art department buyer
Omar .... painter
Chloë Orenstein .... assistant to production designer
Francisco Ortiz .... lead plasterer
Aitana Ozaeta .... swing gang painter
Jesús Pagador Martin .... plasterer (as Jesús Pagador)
Luis Pastor .... final art work
Francisco Puig .... blacksmith
Omar Pérez .... painter: additional crew Spain
José Antonio Ruiz .... prop buyer (as José A. Ruiz Minero)
Pablo Ruiz .... painter
Iván Samaniego .... plasterer
Santiago Santan .... lead carpenter
Vellisarios Syrmakesis .... set dresser: Greek crew (as Velissarios Syrmakezis)
Martín Sánchez .... lead painter
Juan Antonio Torrijos .... dressing props (as Juan A. Torrijos)
Nikos Triandafilopoulos .... standby painter: Greek crew (as Nikos Triantafilopoulos)
Jimy Vozikis .... props assistant: Greek crew
Mickey Woolfson .... on set prop master
Fernando Yubero .... lead metalworker
Dimitris Ziakas .... art director: Greek crew
Mario Gargallo Climent .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Javier González Duato .... property master (uncredited)
Ramón Moya .... construction manager (uncredited)
Radu Cionca Vasilie .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Kevin Patrick Burns .... re-recording mixer (as Kevin Burns)
Juan Ramon Castaño .... sound trainee (as Ramon Castaño)
Victor Ray Ennis .... supervising sound editor
Paul Flinchbaugh .... supervising assistant
Hector C. Gika .... sound editor
Daniel S. Irwin .... dialogue editor (as Daniel Irwin)
Kenneth L. Johnson .... sound effects editor
Tim Lauber .... recordist
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
John Midgley .... sound recordist
Todd Orr .... re-recording mixer
Clive Osborne .... boom operator
Kelly Oxford .... supervising sound editor
Thanasis Papageorgiou .... sound assistant: Greek crew (as Thanassis Papageorgiou)
Francesco Perlangeli .... stage manager
Gerardo Pietrafesa .... sound recordist: second unit/plate unit Spain
Roberto Rodrigo .... boom operator: additional crew Spain
Denis St. Amand .... stage engineer
Tom Steel .... stage manager
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Tim Walston .... sound editor
Jorge Adrados .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Julie Altus .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Tom Deane .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Tina Hardin .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Stefano Mascitti .... synchronization (uncredited)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator (uncredited)
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
César Abades .... special effects technician
Reyes Abades .... special effects supervisor
Óscar Abades .... special effects coordinator
Germán García .... model maker (as Germán García)
Dimitris Gerpinis .... special effects: Greek crew (as Dimitris Gerbinis)
Daniel Reboul .... special effects technician
Tomás Urbán .... special effects technician (as Tomás Urban)
Joaquín Vergara .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Félix Bergés .... visual effects supervisor
Derek Bird .... visual effects supervisor: Look! Effects
Adrian Colbert .... digital imaging: Modern VideoFilm
Michael Collins .... digital supervisor: Look! Effects
Jenny Foster .... visual effects producer: Look! Effects
Jerry Hall .... digital compositor: Look! Effects
Danny S. Kim .... digital compositor: Look! Effects (as Daniel Kim)
Zachary Lo .... digital compositor: Look! Effects (as Zach Lo)
Dave McCarthy .... drs operator: Modern VideoFilm
Sk Nguyen .... visual effects coordinator: Look! Effects (as SK Nguyen)
Pat Repola .... vice president of feature post: Modern Videofilm
Migs Rustia .... digital editor: Look! Effects
Gabriel Sanchez .... digital compositor: Look! Effects
Jonathan Sims .... digital compositor: Look! Effects
Rafa Solorzano .... visual effects supervisor (as Rafael Solórzano)
Paul Stemmer .... digital editor: Look! Effects
Ed Thompson .... digital imaging: Modern VideoFilm
John T. Van Vliet .... visual effects supervisor (as John Van Vliet)
Saeed Faridzadeh .... digital compositor: Look! Effects (uncredited)
Christopher Ivins .... compositor: LOOK! Effects (uncredited)
Michael Kaelin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Karen McCarthy .... drs operator: Modern Videofilm (uncredited)
Rebecca Ramsey .... visual effects executive producer: Look! Effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Diego Arroyo .... stunts
José Manuel Bailón .... stunts
Benito Benitez Crespo .... stunts (as Benito Benitez)
Camino Capellín .... stunts
Sandra Gómez .... stunts
Eugenio Jiménez .... stunts
Antonio Lemos .... stunts
Boris Martinez .... stunts
Sheila Molero .... stunts
Miguel Pedregosa .... stunt coordinator
Alberto Zapata .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Acereto .... camera operator: second unit/plate unit Spain
Nikos Adamakis .... assistant crane operator: Greek crew
Triandafyllos Athanasopoulos .... electrician: Greek crew
Konstantinos Bakoyiannis .... electrician: Greek crew
Albert Carreras .... camera operator: "b" camera
David Carretero .... director of photography: "b" camera, additional crew Spain
Santiago Casado .... technocrane operator
Bryan Cerezo .... best boy grip: second unit/plate unit Spain
Giannis Chinos .... clapper loader: plate unit Greece
Michael Christophoratos .... gaffer: Greek crew
Armando de la Cueva .... technocrane operator
José Antonio de la Fuente .... electrician (as José A. De La Fuente)
Pedro Doblado de Andrés .... clapper loader: "a" camera, second unit/plate unit Spain
Christos Douros .... focus puller: plate unit Greece
Eva Díaz .... focus puller: "b" camera
Ismael Fernandez .... clapper loader: "a" camera, second unit/plate unit Spain (as Ismael Fernández)
Julio Fernández Santa .... key grip (as Julio Fernández 'Santa')
José Antonio Fernández .... best boy grip (as José A. Fernández)
Roberto Fernández .... clapper loader: "a" camera
Álvaro García .... central loader: second unit/plate unit Spain
Lionel Garrote .... video assistance
Babis Houvardas .... focus puller: plate unit Greece
Josu Inchaustegui .... camera operator: "a" camera
Teresa Isasi .... stills photographer
Thanasis Karabelos .... grip assistant: Greek crew (as Thanasis Karampelas)
Vangelis Kolokythas .... clapper loader: plate unit, Greece (as Vaggelis Kolokythas)
Paco Lara .... electrician
Paco Laso .... focus puller: "b" camera, second unit/plate unit Spain
Jonathan Lee .... key grip: second unit, plate unit Spain
Stelios Lepidakis .... electrician: Greek crew
Raúl Lobo .... electrician
Paco Luque .... electrician
Ramon Malapetsas .... director of photography: plate unit Greece (as Ramón Ignacio Malapetsas)
Pepe Martínez .... focus puller: a" camera
Dimitris Mavromatis .... crane operator: Greek crew
Dimitris Mavromatis .... hot head/crane: System grip
Alberto Merino .... best boy
Francisco Javier Merino .... electrician (as Javier Merino)
Erico Michaelides .... prelight electrician: additional crew Spain (as Eric Mikahelides)
Giannis Papadakis .... grip: plate unit Greece
Stelios Pothitos .... electrician: Greek crew
Haris Pournias .... electrician: Greek crew
Elliot Purvis .... camera trainee
Estefania Pérez .... video assistant: additional crew Spain
Yorgos Rahmatoulin .... focus puller: plate unit Greece (as Giorgos Rahmatoulin)
Darren Readley .... prelight electrician: additional crew Spain
Jon Peter Rowing .... clapper loader: "b" camera (as Jon P. Rowing)
Manuel Salas .... prelight electrician: additional crew Spain
Javier Salmones .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit/plate unit Spain
Javier Salmones .... director of photography: second unit/plate unit Spain
Justin Savage .... camera: Greek crew
Arcadio Sequeira .... gaffer
Iván Sequeira .... grip assistant (as Iván Sequeiro)
Jorge Sequeira .... electrician
Karolos Sturmey .... grip: Greek crew (as Carolos Sturmey)
Karolos Sturmey .... grip: Santa (as Carolos Sturmey)
Diego Suárez .... focus puller: "a" camera, second unit/plate unit Spain
Daniel Sánchez .... video assistance: second unit/plate unit Spain
Ivan Vountidis .... clapper loader: plate unit Greece (as Ivan Voútidis)
Bakogiannis Kostas .... electrician: Greece (uncredited)
Marino Scandurra .... second still photographer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Grant Okita .... title animator: Picture Mill
 
Casting Department
Makis Gazis .... casting: Greece
Camilla-Valentine Isola .... casting: Spain
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... voice casting
Helena Oliva .... background coordinator (as Elena Oliva)
Benjamín Seva .... background coordinator
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting: UK (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Manuel Puro .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Aguirre .... set costumer: Greek crew
Alejandra Albert .... costume runner
Nuria Barrio .... crowd costumer
Alejandro Blanco .... wardrobe consultant
Fuensanta Cibanal .... dressmaker
Bubi Escobar .... set costumer
April Ferry .... additional costume design: Los Angeles
Alkistis Mamali .... costume assistant: Greek crew (as Alkisti Magali)
Elisabeth Martirena .... break down artist (as Elizabeth Martirena)
Lola Medina .... head costume cutter
Samir Melo .... costume fitter
Emilia Montero .... seamstress
Jessica Pasteur .... stylist: Nia Vardalos
Usue Peña .... costume assistant
José L. Pérez .... costume fitter
Pedro Revoredo .... costume fitter
Koke Riera .... costume assistant (as Koké Riera)
Purificación Ruescas .... dressmaker
Carlos Sanroma .... set costumer (as Carlos Sanromá)
Cristina Sopeña .... costume supervisor
Katerina Tsakota .... set costumer
Patricia Walker .... set costume runner
 
Editorial Department
Shawn Broes .... digital intermediate film editorial: Modern VideoFilm
Chad Cole .... iq artist
Adriano Fabio .... dailies: Technicolor Rome
Gregg Garvin .... digital intermediate colorist
Giorgio Giordano .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid
Roberto González .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid
Todd Kolker .... post-production coordinator
Bryan Park .... digital intermediate film editorial: Modern VideoFilm
Zara Park .... digital intermediate post supervisor (as Zara Roberts)
Chris Patterson .... assistant editor
Heather Persons .... editorial consultant
Manuel Salgueiro .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid
Amanda Zemke .... first assistant editor
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Andrea Gargano .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Lee Haugen .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Deva Anderson .... music supervisor
Jeff Carson .... music editor
Marty Frasu .... technical scoring consultant
Thomas Graham II .... pro tools operator (as Thomas D. Graham II)
Tanya Noel Hill .... music editor
Krystyna Newman .... scoring consultant
Julie Pearce .... music editor (as Julie Pierce)
Delphine Robertson .... music supervisor
Fred Vogler .... scoring mixer
Christine Bergren .... music legal (uncredited)
Gregory Jamrok .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tony Mandracchia .... musician (uncredited)
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation (uncredited)
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation (uncredited)
Billy Sullivan .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Tasos Andrikoupoulos .... driver: Greek crew
Juan Aracil .... driver: Mr. Wilson, additional crew Spain
Aida Argüelles .... transportation captain
Juan C. Barbieri .... driver
José Beltrá .... driver
Patricia de la Uz .... transport manager
Antonio De Olmo Parrilla .... driver (as Antonio Del Olmo)
Albert Dedeu .... driver
Elena Dentopoulou .... driver: producers, Greek crew
Alessandra Di Pietro .... driver
Frederic Fabrega .... driver
Alejandro Ferreira .... driver: Mr. Goetzman, additional crew Spain
Richard Fábrega .... driver
Ana Gallardo .... driver
Giorgos Gioulis .... driver: Greek crew
Vasilis Gioulis .... driver: Greek crew
Christos Gitakos .... driver: Greek crew
Santiago Guallart .... driver
Manuel Gutiérrez .... driver
Miguel Gómez .... driver
Daniel Hernández .... assistant picture vehicles coordinator
Luis Iborra Miralles .... driver (as Luis Iborra)
Anastasios Kabosos .... driver: Greek crew
Yiorgos Kaloyiannis .... driver: Greek crew
Sakis Koliopoulos .... driver: Greek crew
Marcelo Lozano .... driver
Evagelos Makris .... driver: Greek crew
Giorgos Maragos .... driver: Greek crew
Octavi Martínez .... transport manager
Óscar Martínez .... driver
Maite Ojer .... driver
Francisco Ortuño .... driver
Marcelo Pagliere .... driver
Stefanos Papagkikas .... driver: Greek crew
Giorgos Petropoulos .... driver: Greek crew
Panagiotis Petropoulos .... driver: Greek crew
Ignacio Prats .... driver
Elena Priovolou .... driver: Greek crew
Israel Pérez .... location driver: additional crew Spain
Yannick Raguet .... driver
Alejandro Ramirez .... driver (as Alex Ramirez)
Jordi Ramírez .... driver: Mr. Gill, second unit/plate unit Spain
Giorgos Raptis .... driver: Greek crew
Juan Ras .... unit driver: second unit/plate unit Spain
Diego Rodríguez Lobalzo .... picture vehicles coordinator
Iván Sanchez .... driver
Andreas Seferlis .... transport manager: Greek crew
Óscar Sempere .... driver
Sifis Stamou .... driver: Greek crew
Javier Sánchez .... driver
Victoria Trzeciak .... driver: Greek crew
Stavros Tsiaousis .... driver: Greek crew
Giorgos Tsiaras .... driver: Greek crew
Stelios Tsikas .... driver: Greek crew
Labros Tsimitselis .... driver: Greek crew
Giorgos Vagelis .... driver: Greek crew
Agustín Valdepeñas .... driver
David Vaquero .... driver
Christos Vardakas .... driver: Greek crew
Christos Vasilopoulos .... driver: Greek crew
Thomas Zermas .... driver: Greek crew
Ian Yea .... facilities driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Luis Alonso .... location production assistant
Alejandra Andrés .... finance manager
David Anguita .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid
Detritus Aramburu .... space keeper
Rodrigo Atienzar .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid
Juan C. Barbieri .... translator
Errikos Bari .... location assistant: Greek crew (as Errikos Bari-Mian)
Félix Bergés .... chief: plate unit Greece
Bradford Berling .... lead title designer: Picture Mill
Eduardo Berrelleza .... location runner
María Cabello .... production coordinator: second unit/plate unit Spain
JC Cadena .... assistant: 26 Films (as Jenny 'J.C.' Cadena)
Sonoles Canes .... unit nurse
Maralyn Causley .... script supervisor
David Chagoyen .... key production assistant
Natalia Chydzik .... head of production: 26 Films
Roland de Middel .... electronic press kit: Special Treats Production
Cristiano Delogu .... dailies: Technicolor Rome
Verónica Fernández .... accounts runner
Tal Fiala .... account executive: drs operator: Modern VideoFilm
Sylvia Fierro .... publicist
Beltrán Figueroa .... office runner
Sara Formicola .... dailies: Technicolor Rome
Manu Fortín .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid
Esperanza García .... location runner
Jorge García .... space keeper
Silvana García .... unit nurse
Andrea Gargano .... dailies: Technicolor Rome
Javier González .... manager
Lorenzo Guerrero .... assistant location manager: second unit/plate unit Spain
Lorenzo Guerrero .... location production assistant
Estefanía Gutierrez .... catering labour
Miguel Gómez .... translator
Marilyn Haugh .... accountant: 26 Films
Mar Henche .... production accountant
RoJeanne Herbel .... assistant post-production accountant
Penélope Hernández .... unit nurse
María Hinojosa .... assistant to producers
Leah Holmes .... post-production accountant (as Leah A. Holmes)
Christina Hwang .... title producer: Picture Mill
María Carmen Ivorra .... accounts production assistant (as Mª Carmen Ivorra)
Asia Jarzyna .... assistant production coordinator
María Jesús Juberias .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid (as Mª Jesús Juberias)
Alexandros Kakaniaris .... assistant: Donald Petrie, Greek crew
Alexandros Kakoliris .... unit doctor: Greek crew
Irini Kapniari .... unit doctor: Greek crew
Paris Karagiorgos .... location manager: Greek crew
Sofia Kastanara .... production accountant: Greek crew
Myrto Konitsioti .... production coordinator: Greek crew
Dimitris Kotsalos .... location assistant: Greek crew
William Lebeda .... creative supervisor: titles, Picture Mill
Alberto Leirós .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid
Beatriz Lillo .... unit nurse
Maria Ángeles Lillo .... unit nurse (as Mª Ángeles Lillo)
Ignacio Lozano .... assistant location manager
Marcelo Lozano .... caterer
Juan A. López .... manager: base camp
Panagiotis Mahairas .... security: Greek crew
Marina Matarazzo .... dailies: Technicolor Rome
Alex Matcham .... production controller
Eva Mayans .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid
Keko Morales .... key set production assistant
Alessia Navantieri .... dailies: Technicolor Rome
Lourdes Navarro .... background coordinator
Isabelle Neron .... office runner
Giannis Nikoletos .... office runner: Greek crew (as Giannis Nikolettos)
Vicky Nikoletou .... location assistant: Greek crew
David Ocaña .... assistant: Mr. Petrie
Parissis Panou .... floor runner: Greek crew
Joanna Price .... assistant accountant
Vasile Radu .... person in charge
Jordi Ramírez .... assistant: Mr. Gill, second unit/plate unit Spain
Angeliki Rentzi .... office runner: Greek crew
Simon Richards .... electronic press kit: Special Treats Production
Armando Rivero .... caterer
Mónica Rodríguez .... background coordinator
Beatriz Ron .... script supervisor: second unit/plate unit Spain
Beatriz Ron .... script trainee
María Jesús Sanchez Morate .... dailies: Technicolor Madrid (as Mª Jesús Sanchez Morate)
Iván Sanchez .... runner
Aitor Satrustegui .... publicist
Anne Schtroy .... accounts runner: additional crew Spain
Ricardo Serrano .... location manager
Argyris Stergiopoulos .... location assistant: Greek crew
Martin Surya .... title designer: Picture Mill
Marianne E. Titiriga .... assistant: Nia Vardalos (as Marianne Titiriga)
Pinelopi Tsiamtsouri .... assistant accountant: Greek crew
Daniele Turchetta .... dailies: Technicolor Rome
Antonio Vega .... chef
Txon Victoria .... key location runner
Teddy Villalba .... assistant location manager
Teddy Villalba .... location manager: second unit/plate unit Spain (as Tedy Villalba)
Álvaro Villalba .... locations runner
Katerina Xini .... script supervisor assistant: Greek crew
Aurora Yúfera .... production coordinator (as Aurora Yúfera Ponte)
Svetlana Zelinka .... catering labour
Gena Bravos .... adr voice (uncredited)
Elena Dentopoulou .... assistant: producers GR (uncredited)
Tyler Neitzel .... adr voice replacement (uncredited)
Nick Vlassopoulos .... adr voice (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Petros Boutos .... special thanks
Joey DeMarco .... in memory of
Carlos Gil .... special thanks
Markos Holevas .... special thanks
Miguel Ángel López Aranda .... special thanks (as Dr. Miguel Ángel López Aranda)
Armand Marciano .... special thanks
Allen Schwartz .... special thanks
Julia Stewart .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Driving Aphrodite" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK
"My Big Fat Dream" - Japan (English title) (DVD title)
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Rated PG-13 for sexual content
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USA:95 min | Germany:98 min (European Film Market)
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Germany:o.Al. (f) | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:PG-13 | Mexico:B | Netherlands:AL | Peru:PT | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #44480)
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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 »
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Errors in geography: 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 »
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Georgia:Australians are the nicest people, but you can only understand about half of what they say.See more »
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Theme From Zorba the GreekSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Tour B, 15 August 2009
Author: jotix100 from New York

Sometimes, as in the case of actress/writer Nia Vardalos, it pays to have good friends such as Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. They were instrumental in backing her projects, that paid big, as was the case with "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", which the actress wrote and starred in 2002. Alas, not having any doubts about her hidden talents, her latest film will not add anything to her resume.

"My Life in Ruins", directed by Daniel Petrie, is a movie full of clichés. Written for the screen by Mike Reiss, who has worked a lot on television. This film is a rehash of other movies that capitalized on being travelogues where the action is placed as an after thought. Usually, the plot involves different characters from different walks of life, sharing some moments in a bus, a train, or a jet liner, where the scenery is more important than what is happening within the film.

We are grateful we watched the film on a flight and didn't have to pay. This film is full of stereotypes with a minimum amount of laughs. Curiously, some of the exteriors that appear in the film are actually of sunny Spain instead of the Greek locations one assumed were used.

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