Andre James from Row Three alerted me to this poster for My Life in Ruins and to the visual resemblance it has with this poster we saw not long ago for Mamma Mia!
Initially I thought that maybe the poster for My Life in Ruins was somehow referencing or parodying the Mamma Mia! one. But looking at the movie’s story and at the poster I’m just not seeing it. So that leaves me with the explanation that both films are set in Greece and both happened to choose pretty much the same typical Greek background.
But considering that to be the case, didn’t the people behind the My Life in Ruins one see the poster campaign for Mamma Mia! ? That film was pretty popular, so it seems like that would be hard to escape.
But if they did notice the resemblance, why wasn’t this version of the poster junked? Honestly the comparison is not kind to the newer poster. Did they think people wouldn’t notice? Did they think they wouldn’t care?