My Life in Ruins

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In Brief: After Connie and Carla (2004) failed to duplicate the freakish $244 million success of My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) — by about $236 million — Nia Vardolos more or less withdrew from the scene, only to return with My Life in Ruins (2009). Apparently, she thought it was closer in tone to Greek Wedding, but it also failed to duplicate that earlier success — once again by about $236 million. So why is it being brought back? I have no idea, but then I had no idea why people were so keen on My Big Fat Greek Wedding either. This excerpt was taken from a review by Ken Hanke published on Feb. 4, 2014.
Genre: Romantic Comedy with Built-in Travelogue
Director: Donald Petrie
Starring: Nia Vardolos, Richard Dreyfus, Alexis Georgoulis, Alistair McGowan, Harland Williams
Rated: PG-13

The Hendersonville Film Society will show My Life in Ruins on Sunday, July 29, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.

About Ken Hanke
Head film critic for Mountain Xpress from December 2000 until his death in June 2016. Author of books "Ken Russell's Films," "Charlie Chan at the Movies," "A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series," "Tim Burton: An Unauthorized Biography of the Filmmaker."

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