By Leah Rozen Paul Chi
June 15, 2009 12:00 PM

>MY LIFE IN RUINS My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Nia Vardalos (left, with Alexis Georgoulis) plays an American tour guide in Greece who gets her groove back in a cloying romantic comedy. The on-location scenery is spectacular, though, making this a cheap virtual vacation—minus the jet lag. (PG-13)

DEPARTURES Winner of the Oscar for best foreign language film, this lovely Japanese drama tells with delicacy and humor how an unemployed cellist (handsome Masahiro Motoki, right, the Brad Pitt of Japan) finds his calling after taking a job handling the ceremonial preparation of corpses for cremation. (PG-13)