My Life In Ruins Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss

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Georgia is a tour guide in Greece, mainly doing it for her love of Greek history. She used to teach at a University but was laid off. Now stuck in what she now considers a routine job, she feels she's lost her mojo. On another typical day on the job, she is leading another tour group made up of international misfits. She is also assigned a rundown tour bus, and a scraggly new driver to boot. Georgia also hates her job because of Nico, the show-off co-worker tour guide who always gets the better perks. Nico also tries to undermine Georgia all the time, thus the animosity. On the tour of the ruins, she is going through the motions, tediously rambling about every detail, the group is not happy. As the tour progresses, she gets to know the tourists better. Irv in particular becomes close to her, and as a heartbroken widow, gives her life and love advice. Soon she loosens up, and gives better tours. The group starts to enjoy themselves, and bond even more. She also finds an unlikely love interest in Poupi the bus driver. Before ending the tour, she and the tourists get back at Nico by stealing his bus' air conditioning unit. In the end, Georgia sees her life in a new light, she turns down a new teaching offer, and realizes that this is where she belongs.   
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Best part of story, including ending: It shows that sometimes you don't need to look elsewhere to achieve happiness in your life.

Best scene in story: When later on, the group is much more relaxed after a day of touring and are just having fun at the hotel, being wacky.

Opinion about the main character: Georgia is like any person who is not thrilled by present circumstances anymore, so her unexpected epiphany comes at the perfect time.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   vacation or seeing foreign culture How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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