My Life in Ruins 2009

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Tour guide Georgia is bored and has lost her 'kefi' (mojo). The latest batch of tourists seem lively and she forms a bond with wisecracking widower Irv. He's on his own and appears jovial missing his late wife. With a little help from Irv, Georgia realises that true love may be closer than she thinks.

Starring:
Alexis Georgoulis,Nia Vardalos
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

My Life in Ruins

Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Donald Petrie, Jose Luis Alcaine
Starring Alexis Georgoulis, Nia Vardalos
Supporting actors Sheila Bernette, Bernice Stegers, Maria Botto, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Nossek, Harland Williams, Rachel Dratch, María Adánez
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By puffausten on 2 Nov. 2010
Format: DVD
ok...well i watched this for the first time with my mum on sky movies...sky movies, when they don't have a block buster to put on sky première plonk in a random indie film that I never saw advertised in the UK...being the sort of 'down with conformity!' teen that I am. I watch them whenever I can...and quite frankly most of the time I am disappointed.

However this is one of those exceptions. I was delighted with this film, the comedy was excellent with unpredictable non-cliché comedy. The tour group itself was a funny group of realistic misfits....from an arguing posh-sounding couple to a kleptomaniac granny :) The bus driver/hero (post shaven) was gorgeous enough to send my girly teenage hormones a-flutter. The main heroine was clumsy and just a little bit nuts. Fantastic scene shots, nice non-cheesy music and overall a charming not too serious film. Also the good guys win :) what more could you want?
It would be a nice addition to your dvd collection simply because its different, sure it could be classed as a rom-com but i think its more than that, simply because most rom-coms make me knaw my legs off in sheer boredom. Whilst this one kept me entertained enough to make me want to watch it twice.

Seeing as im poor I cant buy it yet...but im going to as soon as i can :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Yammy - Patchaya Teerawatsakul on 18 Jun. 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
It is a rom-com movie that you can watch when you want to smile and light up your day a little. Quite girly, though. If you like Big Fat Greek Wedding, you may also try this one. Also, it shows you a lot of important places in Greece!
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Format: Amazon Instant Video
Nothing is worth 5 stars except Star Wars :p
I gave this 4 because I felt as though I was back in Greece during some parts of the film, filming is done really nicely, gorgeous ambiance. Many funny moments and a couple of heart tugging ones. Love our British pickpocket :) All in all a feel good film.
I really want to go back to the Med now, lol
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really enjoyed this movie. i wasn't expecting much at first but it is a true gem of a light hearted rom com with some great actor and very good humour throughout.
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By MissyGful on 17 Oct. 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Lighthearted rom-com. Not the best but by no means the worst. Predictable fayre but did not feel that my time was wasted as a result. In fact it left me with a smile on my face so do not look to deeply and kick back, relax and enjoy it for what it is.
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I really enjoyed this- just a chilled out film that you don't really have to think about too much with a few laughs along the way too. Reminds me of being on a Greek holiday!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Lee on 22 Mar. 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I saw this on TV recently, with no expectations, only to find an extremely enjoyable little comedy, with a dash of romance. It's gentle comedy, though. Sure, it has its occasional silly moment, but if you're wanting a laugh-a-minute riot, then you'll be disappointed. This is simply a feel-good smile-inducing film, to relax with on a tired evening. It's not the greatest thing you'll ever see, and it's often clichéd and not especially original (hence the 4 rather than 5 stars), but the overall product is a pleasant and happy one, that you won't regret if you enjoy this type of film.

***BLU RAY BUYERS BEWARE***
Unlike many U.S. import Blu Rays, this one IS region locked (Something I usually check, but didn't with this). I made the mistake of buying this Region 1 Blu Ray, only to find that I couldn't play it. Remember, you'll only be able to watch this if you have an American Blu Ray player, or one of the rare machines out there that can play both regions. (Remember, this is a different issue to your player being multi-region for normal DVDs)

It's a shame there isn't a Region 2 Blu Ray, as I'll have to live with the standard DVD now.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Very good film. Nia is a very talented actress. As I love Greece, being half Greek, loved seeing sights of Athens.
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