My Life in Ruins Reviews

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December 6, 2018
Let's hope the appealing everywoman Miss Vardalos doesn't wait another five years to make a movie - and let's hope her next one doesn't feature a single souvlaki.
March 23, 2018
Donald Petrie, director of Miss Congeneallity... simply couldn't tie up enough loose threads to create a comedy with substance. [Full review in Spanish]
May 30, 2013
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.
May 30, 2013
A cloying romantic comedy.
May 30, 2013
As a tour guide, Georgia rates as "average," as a movie star Vardalos rates much the same.
June 27, 2011
The story is loaded with cliches and weak characters that are simply too annoying to handle.
January 2, 2011
My Big Fat Greek Coach Full of Clichs.
July 6, 2010
Vardalos is fine, but Petrie and writer Mike Reiss yoke her to an ossified formula in which various national stereotypes (and the character actors who play them) embarrass themselves in bazaars and at Greek temples.
July 6, 2010
A less than Homeric odyssey.
December 6, 2009
Leave it to Hollywood to take a bad idea and make it terrible.
October 4, 2009
Nia Vardalos is as charming and watchable as ever but this is cliche ridden fluff.
October 4, 2009
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.
October 4, 2009
As the end of the road finally draws near, you'll need to pull over and throw up.
October 4, 2009
Feels like its been churned out by some auto-plot generator.
October 4, 2009
Feeble romantic comedy.
October 4, 2009
The film and all its characters are as tacky and charmless at the end as they are on first impressions.
October 4, 2009
While Vardalos does her big fat best to keep it fresh, the duff characters and uninspired direction make Greece look as appealing as a week-old kebab.
October 4, 2009
Vardalos' peppy charm and the postcard scenery make for pleasant diversions, but there's no getting away from the script's mawkishness.
October 4, 2009
It's a bit like ouzo: seems like fun at the time but you'll no doubt regret it in the morning.
October 4, 2009
It's like Mamma Mia! without the songs, wit and charm, or Shirley Valentine after a full frontal lobotomy.
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