My Life in Ruins
Georgia is an American academic working in Greece. When she loses her teaching job, she takes up work as a tour guide in order to find her ‘kefi’. She’s searching for what makes her happy, and she’s searching for love. Will a bunch of tourists on a bus help her find what she’s looking for?
Most people who liked this movie liked My Big Fat Greek Wedding which also starred Vardalos. My Life in Ruins has indisputable charms – I’ll give it that. But it’s not quite all its cracked up to be in the trailer, and isn’t as good as My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Vardalos is the one with the charm, and she’s lovely to watch. But the script is a little juvenile and lacks sophisticated humour. I hate the racial stereotypes (as usual Aussies get depicted very poorly) but it’s refreshing to see a rom com set in Greece. I wouldn’t recommend it.