My Life in Ruins

June 5, 2009 0 By Fans
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Plot

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

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.8/10 (7,542 voted)

Critic's Score: 34/100

Director:
Donald Petrie

Stars: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch

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.

Cast:

Nia Vardalos

Georgia


Richard Dreyfuss

Irv


Alexis Georgoulis

Poupi Kakas


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

Taglines:
Falling in Love…In All the Wrong Places



Details

Official Website:
Official site|

Release Date: 5 June 2009

Filming Locations: Acropolis, Athens, Greece



Box Office Details

Budget: $17,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: €492,434
(Greece)
(31 May 2009)
(120 Screens)

Gross: $8,662,318
(USA)
(30 August 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

USA:
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Germany:
(European Film Market)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The song Georgia sings on the beach is "Never on Sunday", the only Greek Oscar winning song, from
Never on Sunday.

Goofs:

Continuity:
Chocolate ice cream spills on Nia's blue jacket. First near her right side lapel, then on her left. But in a later scene, there is a chocolate stain only on her right side. Yet another scene: no chocolate stains.

Quotes:

Kim:
Oh, Al, honey. We gotta get to the room. I'm ovulating. Like now!

Big Al:
Kimmy, you know I can't perform on command like that. That's not natural.



User Review

Definitely worth seeing…

Rating: 8/10


I saw this film at a screening and it was fun and made me laugh and
remember why we go to the movies-to be entertained. It's a timeless
sweet and romantic story, with a lot of humorous moments throughout.
The cast is centered by the talented Nia Vardalos, who effortlessly
brings a very different, yet still enjoyable, character to life than in
previous films. As Georgia, Vardalos once again displays her uncanny
ability to portray a relatable character, and reinforces why we love
her. The supporting cast was also great, and their characters were so
real and typical and funny that I felt like this was written about a
tour bus I was once on. I'm sure many people have either encountered
people like them before or are related to someone like them. Alexis G,
the bus driver was like a modern Greek God, and I couldn't believe his
talent as an actor actually matched his good looks.

Anyone who sees this film will find something to laugh at, because the
humor in this film can be appreciated no matter where you're from. And
following them along their journey through the astoundingly beautiful
Greece and it's historic sights, is icing on the cake. Not only would
it be worth the price of the movie ticket to see this movie, but it
might just make you want to buy a ticket to Greece. I know it made me
want to.