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Jun
05

Donald Petrie on MY LIFE IN RUINS

Nia Vardalos (center), flanked by Rachel Dratch and Harland Williams and a buncha other folk in MY LIFE IN RUINS

Nia Vardalos (center), flanked by Rachel Dratch and Harland Williams and a buncha other folk in MY LIFE IN RUINS

Okay, let’s not kid ourselves, this weekend THE HANGOVER will be the comedy that moviegoers are lining up to see (and I can’t blame them — the thing is damn funny). But there’s another comedy opening this weekend: MY LIFE IN RUINS, starring Nia Vardalos as an ex-pat American turned Greek tour guide, Richard Dreyfuss as the tourist who guides her to reembracing life, and a tour busfull of recognizable types, including doofy Americans (Harland Williams and Rachel Dratch), stuffy Brits (Ian Ogilvy and Caroline Goodall), and raucous Aussies (Simon Gleeson and Natalie O’Donnell). But keep your eye out for Sheila Bernette as the adorably larcenous Dorcas — the Ealing Studios would be proud of her.

Director Donald Petrie — with prior credits that include MYSTIC PIZZA, MISS CONGENIALITY, and HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS — is no stranger to framing comedy from a woman’s perspective, so he’s on familiar terrain here, even if that terrain includes the Parthenon. Here’s my interview with Petrie.

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