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My Life in Ruins [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import]

Nia Vardalos , Richard Dreyfuss , Donald Petrie    Blu-ray
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch, Alexis Georgoulis, Alistair McGowan
  • Directors: Donald Petrie
  • Writers: Mike Reiss
  • Producers: Denis Pedregosa, Denise O'Dell, Gary Goetzman, Jeff Abberley, Julia Blackman
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Oct 2009
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0021L8UOE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 186,815 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Figuring that I really enjoyed "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (who didn't) - surely I'd dig the semi follow up “Driving Aphrodite” (as it was originally called)? How wrong I was...

I hate it when a film fails - and "My Life In Ruins" fails miserably almost all the time. The jokes are forced and just not funny - and Richard Dreyfus must be wondering what happened to such a great career as he wanders on and off the tour bus - while Nina Vardalos' charm that was so evident in the illustrious and much loved predecessor is almost entirely absent here - replaced instead with irritating gestures that just don't ring true.

It’s perhaps just as well then that the BLU RAY is American only at present – because that makes it yet another 20th Century Fox title that is REGION A LOCKED – so it WON’T PLAY ON UK MACHINES even if you wanted it too (they need to be chipped to be ‘all regions’ which few are). There is a EURO RELEASE that is REGION B – so that WILL PLAY on our machines.

Whether it does or not – I’d still say that "My Life In Ruins/aka Driving Aphrodite" is one to avoid I’m afraid…
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
ok...well i watched this for the first time with my mum on 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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By Angela
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Not happy at all....I bought this film because I love it, but when it arrived it was in Greek! I am not happy at all, waste of money.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Do Not use this Company if you are in Europe 4 Aug 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I am unable to view the DVD as it is for use in the USA only - I do not understand why Amazon should suggest Companies in the USA for DVD's that are to be for use in Europe/Britain
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Little Film (Blu Ray warning) 22 Mar 2010
By W. Lee
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.

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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