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REVIEW: 'My Life in Ruins' has some 'Big Fat Greek Wedding' flavor

Published 06/03/2009, Orlando Sentinel

The adorable Nia Vardalos makes an obvious choice for a movie she hopes will recapture a bit of her “Big Fat Greek Wedding” mojo from 2002. “Obvious” is the perfect word for “My Life in Ruins. She didn’t write it, but it is tailor-made for her. This wan romantic comedy built around a lovelorn tour guide, the annoying people she works for and the annoying tourists she takes around Greece plays like a laugh-starved companion piece to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” From the title to Nia’s lovelorn narration, this tale of a laid-off American classics professor making her living leading tours through the ruins and glories of Greece is “Big Fat Greek II.”

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