Monday, June 8, 2009

Movie Review - My Life in Ruins

My Life in Ruins, a light-hearted romantic comedy, doesn't qualify as the summer blockbuster Confucius Cat is famous for reviewing. However, I loved My Big Fat Greek Wedding, so I thought I would enjoy it...and I was right. 

The plot in which the main character is "trapped" in Greece as a tour guide is a bit predictable. But Nia Vardalos, the star, is cute and funny and there are a lot of laughs. My mummy says that the jokes about the tourists hit very close to home as to some of the foreign bus tours she's taken. Plus the scenery is gorgeous.  And the romantic interest is suitably hunky...for a human.  

My main problem with the movie was in the comedic confidant character Irv, played by Richard Dreyfuss.  Come on movie people. Can't you think of a new type of confidant. The typical are: young gay man, snarky young girl, and crotchety-but funny-old man or woman. Irv fits into the last category.  

The movie could have been so much better with a completely unexpected and  non-stereotypical confidant like....a talking cat. Yeah. That's the ticket. A cat can improve any movie. For example, Shrek 2 was much better than Shrek because of the Puss n Boots character.  

I urge everyone to write to the Hollywood studios. Demand better entertainment for your dollar. Demand a wisecracking cat in every movie....we'll work on television later. 
My Life in Ruins-without the cat-gets two 1/2 meows.


The Crew said...

Hi. We saw you over at Leia's comments and wanted to stop by and welcome you to our cat blogging community. Come over and see us some time.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty
The Crew

Kat said...

Thanks for the movie review, I will pass it on to my maid who is a real movie buff. She agrees that Hollywood is not like it was in the old days!