My Life in Ruins (Blu-ray)

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Immerse yourself in this sunny, uplifting romantic comedy starring Oscar nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss. Vardalos delivers a charming performance as Georgia, a recently laid-off -- though anything but laid-back -- history professor-turned-travel guide to a motley crew of hilariously crass tourists. Georgia is fed up and ready to give up -- until her new confidant Irv (Dreyfuss) opens her eyes and heart to a simple fact: There's no finer way for a woman to find her kefi (a.k.a. mojo) than to lose herself in the arms of the "Greek god" (Alexis Georgoulis) who's been hiding right under her nose!


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 211822226
UPC 024543602446
UPC 14 00024543602446
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 11/29/2010
Rating Rating
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Editors Note
Note MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING's Nia Vardalos stars in this comedy as a tour guide in Greece who is forced to quit her job by a smarmy coworker. Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch, and Harland Williams play members of her tour group.
Donald Petrie
Richard Dreyfuss
Nia Vardalos
Cast & Crew
Richard Dreyfuss - Star
Rachel Dratch - Star
Harland Williams - Star
Nia Vardalos - Star
Ian Gomez - Star
Maria Adanez - Star
Sheila Bernette - Star
Maria Botto - Star
Alexis Georgoulis - Star
Ralph Nossek - Star
Bernice Stegers - Star
Mike Reiss - Screenwriter
Michelle Chyzdik Smith - Producer
Nathalie Marciano - Producer
Jeff Abberley - Executive Producer
Julia Blackman - Executive Producer
Rita Wilson - Executive Producer
Peter Safran - Executive Producer
Tom Hanks - Executive Producer
Gary Goetzman - Executive Producer
Jose Luis Alcaine - Director of Photography
David Newman - Composer
Donald Petrie - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00024543602446
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 95 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Nia Vardalos plays most of "My Life in Ruins" with a fixed toothpaste smile, which is no wonder, because her acting in the film feels uncomfortably close to her posing for a portrait. Rarely 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...Vardalos plays Georgia, an American tour guide in Athens, in rivalry with Nico (Alistair McGowan), who always gets assigned the new bus with the well-behaved Canadians, while our girl gets the beater containing a group of walking human cliches who were old when "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" was new. You got your loud Yankees, your boozy Aussies, your prowling Spanish divorcees, your ancient Brits and of course your obligatory Jewish widower who is laughing on the outside and mourning on the inside...There is, in short, nothing I liked about "My Life in Ruins," except some of the ruins. The tourists are even allowed to consult the Oracle at Delphi. That scene reminded of when Chaz and I visited an ancient temple at Ise in Japan. Outside the gates, monks sat on platforms inscribing scrolls. "You may ask anything you want," our guide told us. "Will there be peace in our time?" asked Chaz. The monk gave a look at our guide. Our guide said, "Ah, I think maybe a better question may be more like, 'How many monks live in temple?' "
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald A pleasant if unremarkable romantic comedy that plays out like a sitcom with great scenery.

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