My Life in Ruins Reviews

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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
Feels like its been churned out by some auto-plot generator.
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
What a comforting fable to warm us as the evenings draw in. Away with cynicism! Enjoy if you can. The cast look as if they did.
July 24, 2009
Petrie, who handled slapstick with ease in Miss Congeniality, has lost his timing with this one. There's none of the blithely nonsensical spirit that infuses the atmosphere when actors are enjoying themselves.
July 17, 2009
The film contains a constant stream of lowbrow gags and pratfalls as Georgia lurches her way towards happiness, romance and a secure job in the Grecian tourist trade. It's lightweight, inoffensive fluff.
June 11, 2009
As a laughing-through-tears jokester tourist, Richard Dreyfuss provides the only moments of real acting, as opposed to overacting, mugging, and scenery chomping.
June 8, 2009
It doesn't feel genuine at all, it feels contrived from start to finish.
June 8, 2009
You know precisely where it's headed and how it will get there halfway into Act One.
June 5, 2009
My Life in Ruins will neither ruin nor change nor significantly impact your life.
June 5, 2009
Defiantly square and focus-group engineered to appeal to those harboring a soft spot for "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," the Nia Vardalos vehicle My Life in Ruins doesn't do Greece or its star many favors.
June 5, 2009
If only there was something -- anything -- else about this broad, clunky comedy to keep its name from being an oh-so-obvious punchline.
June 5, 2009
Notably thinner, less awkward and a lot less charming, Vardalos is back with My Life in Ruins, a desperate, crass and probably futile attempt at replicating the earlier movie's fluke success.
June 5, 2009
Vardalos is charming.
June 5, 2009
Half the time I wanted everyone to shut up so I could hear the tour guide lecture on the Temple of Hephaestus, or wherever. Then I wanted them to shut up so I could sleep.
June 5, 2009
'Ruins' is indeed an apt descriptor for this picture.
June 5, 2009
Fans of fluff comedies filled with soft smiles and knowing glances will likely welcome the return of Nia Vardalos in My Life in Ruins.
June 5, 2009
For those craving a baklava-sweet snack, here's your rush of the familiar. It's the rest of us who must worry about a spike in our blood sugar.
June 5, 2009
Some lame gay-baiting adds ugliness to the wretched proceedings.
June 5, 2009
A romantic comedy that bathes in clichs before rinsing off with sentimentality and spritzing itself with lame jokes. The result is, alas, a bit whiffy.
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