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  • Summary: Georgia has lost her kefi (Greek for "mojo"). Discouraged by her lack of direction in life, she works as a travel guide, leading a rag-tag group of tourists as she tries to show them the beauty of her native Greece while waiting to land her dream job. Opening their eyes to an exotic foreignGeorgia has lost her kefi (Greek for "mojo"). Discouraged by her lack of direction in life, she works as a travel guide, leading a rag-tag group of tourists as she tries to show them the beauty of her native Greece while waiting to land her dream job. Opening their eyes to an exotic foreign land, she too begins to see things in new ways—finding her kefi and possibly love in the process. (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. 63
    A pleasant if unremarkable romantic comedy that plays out like a sitcom with great scenery.
  2. Reviewed by: Kate Taylor
    50
    This paint-by-numbers romantic comedy is chock-a-block with jokey stereotypes – Americans are obnoxious, Canadians polite, and the Greeks just dance – yet lacking in any real drama, only occasionally mustering enough charm or humour to rise above a predictable formula.
  3. Reviewed by: Doris Toumarkine
    50
    Ruins is sometimes as sunny as its locations but as familiar and predictable as a Greek diner.
  4. As a laughing-through-tears jokester tourist, Richard Dreyfuss provides the only moments of real acting, as opposed to overacting, mugging, and scenery chomping.
  5. 38
    Rarely has a film centered on a character so superficial and unconvincing, played with such unrelenting sameness. I didn't hate it so much as feel sorry for it.
  6. For movie-goers who like a little cleverness with their comedy, however, one word: N-opa.
  7. Reviewed by: Cliff Doerksen
    0
    Mike Reiss's witless, maudlin screenplay is like rancid leachate trickling from a Dumpster full of rotting sitcom scripts, Mary Kay sales manuals, and romance novels.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. Sep 3, 2010
    10
    This is one of Richard Dreyfuss' and Nia Vardalos' best movies. It's a great movie for those of you who love Greek food or of all the placesThis is one of Richard Dreyfuss' and Nia Vardalos' best movies. It's a great movie for those of you who love Greek food or of all the places you've been in the world,you've never made it to Greece. Expand
  2. MonicaH.
    Aug 5, 2009
    10
    I laughed a lot and I liked the Greek actor...he was the bomb!
  3. AlexiaK
    Jun 6, 2009
    10
    I loved it Light and happy funny and entertaining ! no porno or bad language took the kids and was surprised they were enjoying more than me!
  4. ChristinaS.
    Oct 12, 2009
    10
    Wonderful movie. Loved the back drop of Greece. I enjoyed it so much I watched it twice. Wanted a little bit more for the ending though.
  5. BeckW.
    Nov 1, 2009
    4
    Bad acting. Lame plot. Brutally superficial dialogue. Yawn.
  6. StelP
    Jun 6, 2009
    2
    Keep in mind that I'm 100% virgin olive oil Greek, so it hurts me even more to say this...save your hard-earned drachmas/euros/dollars Keep in mind that I'm 100% virgin olive oil Greek, so it hurts me even more to say this...save your hard-earned drachmas/euros/dollars and go to a nice Greek restaurant instead of this movie. Don't be fooled...it's NOTHING like My Big Fat Greek Wedding. There's no emotional attachment with any of the characters, and even more disappointing, no insights into the beauty and grandeur of Greece. Very disappointing. Expand
  7. JohnD
    May 30, 2010
    0
    This was the worst movie i've ever seen. i feel bad for richard dreyfuss being a part of it.

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