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My Life in Ruins (2009)

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A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writer:

Mike Reiss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Sophie Stuckey ... Caitlin
María Botto ... Lala
María Adánez María Adánez ... Lena
Brian Palermo ... Marc
Jareb Dauplaise ... Gator
Simon Gleeson ... Ken
Natalie O'Donnell 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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Taglines:

The most fun you can have without a passport. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

5 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi vida en ruinas See more »

Filming Locations:

Acropolis, Athens, Greece See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

26 Films,Kanzaman See more »
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Runtime:

(European Film Market)

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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

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

Georgia: [as they pack the bus] Poupi, do you know if a close beach?
Poupi Kakas: [smiling] Of course.
Georgia: And do you have any 16-year-old handsome nephews?
Poupi Kakas: Of course.
Georgia: Good. Will you call him for me.
[starts walking away]
Poupi Kakas: Hey, wait.
[stopping her]
Georgia: Yes.
Poupi Kakas: Why?
[...]
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Connections

References 300 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Got 2 B Luv
(2000)
Written by Mark Arnell, Richie Wermerling (as Richard Wermerling), Nicky Alan Cook
Published by Mark Arnell Music, (BMI)
WB Music Corp (ASCAP)
o/b/o Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Performed by Bottlefly
Courtesy of Universal Records
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A Guilty Pleasure
5 August 2009 | by therunner42See all my reviews

My Life in Ruins is corny, clichéd, predictable and a totally fun way to spend an afternoon. Every now then a movie will come along and change your life. This is not one of those movies. It is not highly original or well acted but it is a funny and feel good film. My Life in Ruins is about tour guide Georige (Nia Vardalos) who is bored with her job, disappointed with life and generally just too uptight. Thanks to a tour passenger Irv (Richard Deyfuss) who takes on a guardian angel role and a sexy "ugly swan" bus driver (Alexis Georgoulis), Georgie begins to look at life on a whole new level. Some of this movie is a little one dimensional. The Australian tourist whose singular role in the movie is to prove no one can understand us and that we like drinking way too much were a little corny. However, none of this stops the movie from being funny, fun and really entertaining. Vardolos continues to be a delight on screen and her co-star Alexis Georgoulis is really really hot. My advice is see this film, take along some high fat snacks and don't feel guilty about either. After all, as the film preaches life is too short to do anything else.


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