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Still shot from the movie: My Life in Ruins.

My Life in Ruins

Georgia (Nia Vardalos) feels like her life is in ruins after she moves to Greece to rediscover her roots and loses her job as a professor of ancient history. Forced to take on a gig as a tour guide, the depressed woman soon learns more about herself than Greek history, thanks to some unlikely friends (Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch and Alexis Georgoulis). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 93
Theater Release: 05 Jun 2009
Video Release: 06 Oct 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Georgia is frustrated by the Greek lifestyle, because they don’t have a "life plan" and they take everything so lightly. They, in turn, believe life just happens, and that she takes things too seriously. Do you agree with either philosophy? What do you feel is the perfect balance?

For Georgia, Greece is all about history. For the tourists in her group, it appears to be all about ice cream. What do you look for in a holiday experience?

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