Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and stars in the Tribeca closer My Life in Ruins, has another rom-com on tap. I Hate Valentine's Day, which she wrote and directed, pairs her up with onscreen hubby from Greek Wedding John Corbett. Remember him back when he was the philosophically inclined DJ from "Northern Exposure," back before he went on "Sex and the City" and started a country band? Those were the days.

Nia Vardalos is a single NYC gal who refuses to go on more than five dates with anyone. Naturally, her resolve is tested when John Corbett and his debonair ways come calling. Will she change her mind? Does she have some secret heartbreak in her past? Will there be lots of jokes about chin hair and Windex? My Spidey sense says yes! And somewhere in there, Zoe Kazan (The Exploding Girl, Revolutionary Road), Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live"), and Judah Friedlander (30 Rock, abuser of trucker hats) come in.

In My Life in Ruins, Vardalos plays a woman who decides to upend her life and become a travel guide in, yeah, Greece. Natch, there are tons of Greek hotties and one woos her and breaks down her cold, emotional barrier to love and she finds joy once again. With a taxi driver named Poupi. (Sorry, should I have put a spoiler alert there?) Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are two of the executive producers on Ruins, as well as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the TV spin-off "My Big Fat Greek Life," and Connie and Carla, which actually sounds kind of cool.

I Hate Valentine's Day (which is, btw, one of the biggest clichés known to humanity and makes me want to stab someone in the eye) will be available on-demand through IFC's in Theaters service beginning July 1st for three months. It will open in select cities on July 3rd.
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