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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 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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  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. 50
    The problem with the new movie is the same as with the previous one. Vardalos has this idea that she's a marm. And while it's true that she personifies her movies, I don't quite buy her librarian mode.
  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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  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 places you've been in the world,you've never made it to Greece. Expand

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