My Life in Ruins Synopsis
A travel guide (Nia Vardalos) sees her native Greece in a new light while leading a tourist group.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
A pleasant if unremarkable romantic comedy that plays out like a sitcom with great scenery.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Summery and scenic, Ruins is this season's "Mamma Mia!," a diversion that dispenses the wisdom: Let go, let live, and let love. Not bad...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film is so brazen about its pandering, crumple-hearted silliness that it had me rooting for Vardalos to land her big fat Greek...
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50

TV Guide

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A benign, mushy gruel that tries desperately to maintain the sticky sweet consistency of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" but ultimately ends up...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Ruins is sometimes as sunny as its locations but as familiar and predictable as a Greek diner.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
My Life in Ruins will neither ruin nor change nor significantly impact your life.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The problem with the new movie is the same as with the previous one. Vardalos has this idea that she's a marm. And while it's true that she...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Director Donald Petrie doesn’t have much to brag about here, but at least he gives us some nice scenery to look at.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Cloying and dated movie.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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A cliché movie about love, orneriness and several maddening tourists.
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MY LIFE IN RUINS - a ruined half-baked comedy. GRADE: 11 out of 20 Popcorns. (BASED ON ADVANCE PREVIEW)

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I just attended the advance press preview of this 96-min comedy starring Nia Vardalos(My Big Fat Greek Wedding(2002) - NOT 2003 as claimed by those who are clueless and misinformed - get your facts...

“MY LIFE IN RUINS” – Less Ruins = More LIVING!... Rating: 7 of 10 stars (per an advance screening) =

By jimchudnow
In 2003, NIA VARDALOS surprised the world by starring in avery successful ‘small’ film called 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'. This is a sort of belated romantic comedy 'follow-up' to that success. Nia is...

Varadolas Does It Again

By jkleinb1b1
My big Fat Greek Wedding was 5 stars. I would give My Life in ruins 3.5 stars . Well worth going to see. Great adult movie. I didn't have to hear God**** or the F word. Good clean fun....

A great rainy day movie

By harveycats
I would say this is a chick-flick but being a big fan of Nia Vardalos, I enjoyed it. It's not as funny as My Big Fat Greek Wedding but it is heart-warming and enjoyable. Nothing offensive is in the...

Sweet Movie!

By karen80
Love this movie! It was sweet and very enjoyable. Too bad some are going to pass on it cause of some less-than-good reviews. Great movie to take even your grandparents. Nice time to spend with...

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME

By GOBUYER@GMAIL.COM
WHY WAS THIS NOT A TRUE GREEK MOVIE MADE IN GREECE BUT TO ME BORING WERE ARE THE ORIGINAL ACTORS FROM MY GREEK FAT WEDDING AND THE PUNCH LINES IN THIS FILMS SORRY BUT WILL PASS...

It is what it is.

By speedythecat
I have now officially seen everything currently playing. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Well, I'm a 40 year old male who got drug to this movie kicking and screaming by my wife, Robyn. I really, really,...

Beautiful GREECE!

By Catfisher
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed MY LIFE IN RUINS! It was well done with spectacular shots in and around Greece. The cheerful and somewhat predicable plot line was perfect for a date night. It was...

A charming good-natured romance

By kiloecho
Nia Vardalos provides us another glimse into Greek life, this time in Greece itself. She plays an uptight, out of work history professor turned tour guide of the ancient ruins of Greece who needs to...

Left the movie with a smile

By movie_fan_4_life
I thought the movie was funny, it was feel good movie, which is what I was in the mood for. I really enjoyed it. I definitely recommend....

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Pleasant but overly predictable travel comedy OK for teens.
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