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Written by Nia Vardalos, who wrote the hit rom-com My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). My Life in Ruins (Driving Aphordite in the UK) has 9% on RT and abysmal reviews. According to Wikipedia, the script was originally written by Mike Reiss (The Simpsons), but was rewritten by Vardalos. I haven't watched it yet, but the trailer is painful - they could barely find a joke in the film to include. Vardalos seems bored in it. It actually has a solid cast including Richard Dreyfuss and Rachel Dratch. It looks like another example of a movie that tries to recreate the success of a previous film with the same writer, producers, etc. but the result is so sad and limp. Has anyone seen it?
How do you make a romcom that features Luke Wilson, Ben Affleck, Denise Richards, Melissa McCarthy, Matt Damon, Lauren Graham, Jeff Garlin, and the O-Face guy from Office Space and have it go 12 years completely unseen to most of the movie watching public? When it's this fucking bad: Trailer: Synopsis: After more than a year fantasizing about asking out his co-worker, Stanley (Luke Wilson) finally asks Diana Evans (Denise Richards) out on a date. As the two venture out on their first date, Stanley hits a homeless man Phil (Jay Lacopo) with his car, and the events that follow are far from the night of romance that Stanley had planned. Meanwhile, Stan's co-workers, including his friend, Michael (Ben Affleck), are monitoring the date between Stan and Diana, and they are betting on how far Stan will get with the beautiful Diana. It's available to stream on Netflix if you feel inclined to subject yourself to this weird, weird, brand of comedy.