My Life in Ruins ruined my evening...

Author's note: Before reading this post, you should know two things about me:
  1. It really bothers me to stop watching a movie in the middle, even if it's a terrible movie.
  2. I always give the synopsis on the back of the movie case the benefit of the doubt.
The combination of these two things means that I pick up more terrible movies than the average person and I watch them from beginning to end. Now that you understand these two things, you may now continue reading.

My Life in Ruins is a romantic comedy starring Nia Vardalos and Richard Dreyfuss (not starring opposite each other, thankfully). It runs 95 minutes, which is exactly how much of your life you will waste if you, like I, decide to use your free redbox rental on this random movie that you've never heard of.
From Nia Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, comes the uplifting comedy My Life in Ruins. Georgia (Nia Vardalos) has lost her kefi (Greek for “mojo”). Discouraged by her lack of direction in life, she works as a travel guide, leading a rag-tag group of tourists as she tries to show them the beauty of her native Greece while waiting to land her dream job. Opening their eyes to an exotic foreign land, she too begins to see things in new ways—finding her kefi and possibly love in the process. --© Fox Searchlight
In short, this movie stank. And I have a very high tolerance for crummy movies, especially dumb chick flicks. Even for me, this movie was too much. I can't even find the words to describe how each vital part of it was so bad. The plot, the character development, the romance -- it's all stale and ultimately charmless. The only redeeming aspect of this movie was the beautiful scenery, which, unfortunately, often appears to be green-screened in. [It's not actually -- this was the first movie in over 50 years that the Greek government gave permission to film at the Acropolis because "they thought that it would help to promote Greek culture" (from IMDB, however reliable you deem that) Talk about FAIL.]

Final word: D-. (I don't give Fs.) Don't waste even your free redbox rental.

1 comment:

Debra Joy said...

Why don't you give fs?

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