My Life in Ruins

The Star of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' is Finally Going to Greece.


My Life in Ruins
A young Greek woman, bored with teaching Greek culture in the US, takes a job as a tour guide in Greece. She wants to elevate the level of knowledge that tour guides usually give tourists. We get to follow her and a group of tourists on one such trip, as they explore Greece and each other. She finds herself drawn to not one but three romantic interests, including one rather unexpected. The critics were underwhelmed, blaming the script and director.

92 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Romance.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Alexis Georgoulis, Alistair McGowan, Harland Williams, Rachel Dratch, Caroline Goodall, Ian Ogilvy, Sophie Stuckey, Maria Botto
Director
Donald Petrie
ScreenplayMike Reiss
MusicDavid Newman
CinematographyJosé Luis Alcaine
EditingPatrick J. Don Vito
Sound formats
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2009
Produced by26 Films, Kamzaman, Playtone Productions, Playtone

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomantic comedy
LanguageMild, infrequent, low impact
NudityNone
SexMild sexual innuendoes, references to sex, mildly implied sex, low impact
ViolenceVery mild comedic violence, infrequent, no impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSome alcohol, infrequent, social context
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
10
Cape Times
Doris Toumarkine
10
The Citizen
Sibusiso Mkwanazi
10
24.com
Jessica Hewson
10
Box Office
Wade Major quote iconNot without its moments
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconRarely has a film centered on a character so superficial and unconvincing, played with such unrelenting sameness. I didn't hate it so much as feel sorry for it.
8
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
1
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconI couldn't wait to get off this cinematic bus during its tour of bad filmmaking.
6
Metacritic.com
25 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
83 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWith stereotypical characters and a shopworn plot, My Life in Ruins is a charmless romantic comedy.
2

Average .. 35%

7

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