My Life in Ruins
My Life in Ruins (2009)

Georgia (Nia Vardalos) came to Greece to follow a man. A few years later, she's been cast aside -- alone and adrift in a foreign land. Eventually, her passion for history leads her to a job as a tour guide. But Georgia is bored, and has… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 5, 2009
DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With stereotypical characters and a shopworn plot, My Life in Ruins is a charmless romantic comedy.

Nina Caplan
Time Out

Hollywood doesn't know what to do with difference, any more than it does with ruins. It's about time Vardalos, or someone, gave the suits a guided tour.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

You know precisely where it's headed and how it will get there halfway into Act One.

Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

With its portrait of cranky, uninterested tourists, rowdy Aussies, fat Yanks, dingy hotels, shady merchants and busted buses, Ruins feels like somebody's personal vendetta against the travel industry.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

As a laughing-through-tears jokester tourist, Richard Dreyfuss provides the only moments of real acting, as opposed to overacting, mugging, and scenery chomping.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

My Life in Ruins will neither ruin nor change nor significantly impact your life.

Leah Rozen
People Magazine

A cloying romantic comedy.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It doesn't feel genuine at all, it feels contrived from start to finish.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

Defiantly square and focus-group engineered to appeal to those harboring a soft spot for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," the Nia Vardalos vehicle My Life in Ruins doesn't do Greece or its star many favors.

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Jason Buchanan
TV Guide

As a tour guide, Georgia rates as "average," as a movie star Vardalos rates much the same.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Alexis Nomm
Romance is all over the ruins of Greece in the little romcom. I loved the whole thing. I cried, laughed and had a smile on my face. It made me want to visit… More
Chris Garman
Do I really need to go over the plot of this film? Do I? It's like every other film of its ilk that's shot out of Hollywood in the last thirty years.… More
Cassie Hill
A very cute movie. Nia is adorable as Alexis is as well. I really enjoyed this :)
Wahida K
And I wish that was me. lol
Dean McKenna
There were great laugh out loud moments. Richard Dreyfuss is the highlight of this film. It is in scenes with Nia Vardalos and Dreyfuss that the movie shines.… More
Nate Zoebl
Tacky on nearly all fronts, this Big Fat Greek Wedding wannabe sequel features that hit movie?s star, Nia Vardalos, and plops her in Greece as an unhappy,… More