My Life in Ruins

My Life in Ruins

DVD - 2009
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Georgia came to Greece to follow a man. Cast aside, she finds herself alone and adrift in this foreign land. Eventually, her passion for history leads her to a job as a tour guide. But Georgia is bored, and has lost her 'kefi' (Greek for mojo) to boot. When Poupi replaces her regular driver at the last minute, Georgia thinks that her luck has just hit rock bottom. Thankfully, Georgia's latest batch of tourists is a more lively bunch than she's anticipated, and in between bouts with rival tour guide Nico, she manages to form a genuine connection with wisecracking widower Irv. Irv is a solo vacationer who maintains a jovial facade despite the fact that he misses his late wife dearly. With a little help from Irv, Georgia comes to realize that true love may be closer than she thinks.

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aavishkakumar
Nov 16, 2015

One of my favourite movies of all time. I was so happy when I saw that the Library purchased it! Awesome acting by all actors in the movie. Nice sweet and simple romantic comedy.

normalstacy Nov 26, 2012

The movie plot and characters are not bad. Actually, all the characters are as interesting as their interactions with each other. However, the cinematic quality is skewed by the over-rental of the movie through the library. Make sure to check the quality of the disc before bringing the movie home.

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650Hawk
Nov 20, 2012

Light hearted fun comedy. Not fall on the floor funny like My big fat Greek wedding.

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modestgoddess
Sep 15, 2012

Meh. If you're looking for a delightful follow-up to My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this ain't it. It wasn't offensive (well, unless you're Greek - see long comment below, which dissects the movie nicely!) but it wasn't much of anything, really. Full of over-the-top stereotypical characters and situations. We considered switching it off, but in the end watched it all the way through, not really owing to any great charm in the movie but because at least it never got any worse than the first 20 minutes, and actually got slightly better. Still meh, though.

wayne19711012 Apr 21, 2012

my night was ruin

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Maiseach
Aug 26, 2011

Totally predictable but somehow sweet. I have to admit I enjoyed it.

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cloudni9e
Jun 02, 2011

Feel good romantic comedy shot on location. Good plot, well-acted, very enjoyable.

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vicka
Apr 13, 2011

I had lot of fun watching this movie full of comical situations that were bordering with stupidity.

nadian Dec 25, 2009

I try to avoid giving up on a movie before seeing the whole thing, but in this case by just over half way through it was necessary. The writing, acting, humor, plot line and just about everything else was far below par. This film is not even worth watching just to relax with on a lazy afternoon. The one saving grace, which unfortunately was not enough to get it a second star from me, was the magnificent scenery; it'll make you want to visit Greece, even if the people don't.

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joseph
Nov 05, 2009

Fair – My Life in Ruins (2009) 90 min. Nia Vardolas has such a warm screen presence that anything she does is bound to please to some degree. And in this film, she doesn’t disappoint. The scenery of Greece is breathtaking. Unfortunately the story is very predictable and not as funny as it could’ve been. Richard Dreyfuss is wonderful in this film.

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nadian Dec 25, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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nadian Dec 25, 2009

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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