Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Movie : My Life In Ruins

Watched this on DVD recently, which stars Nia Vardalos from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

She plays Georgia, a professor of classical history forced to take up a job as a tour guide in Greece, with frustrating outcomes.

It's a light rom-com, nothing heavy and definitely not Oscar material. MLIR opened a few months back in the US to average reviews, and I read that for the UK release on October 2nd (this Friday) it's been retitled to Driving Aphrodite.

MLIR however can boast the accolade of being the first movie in decades to obtain the approval to shoot on location at the Parthenon at the Acropolis in Athens, amongst other ancient sites like the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and the ancient Olympic games site at Olympia.

I think the sights of the ancient sites (hey it rhymes!) are the highlight of this movie. Expect some old slapstick humour plus some genuinely funny moments.

Anyway, it's a short fun movie which doesn't over promise and under deliver. Nice for a light entertainment on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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