Monday, November 28, 2011

"Eat, Pray, Love" the Movie

We finally got to see Julia Roberts in "Eat, Pray, Love" last night. Both of us normally love her in anything and this was no exception. Even Dave, who usually says, "Boy, you sure can pick them," sarcastically after this kind of movie, actually stayed awake and enjoyed it. Well, maybe he just likes looking at Julia. :D

For people who have been living under a rock for the past decade, the story is about a writer who suddenly realizes her life isn't at all what she wants, divorces her husband (who doesn't want a divorce), has an affair with a much younger actor, and then leaves him as well to go on a year-long search for the meaning of life. She wants balance and inner peace, but doesn't really know what else she wants.

I couldn't help noticing that her husband was the best looking man of the three she gets involved with, but I agreed that they just didn't "fit." That she fell in love with the actor was the biggest stretch for me. I couldn't see why he appealed to her at all; as a fling, sure, but in love?

However, I loved her stay in Rome and the friends she made there. I loved her stay at the ashram in India and the characters there, especially the Texan who called her "Groceries." My least favorite section was her life in Bali. Other than the young stud who stripped for her on the beach, the characters there were not at all believable to me and I wanted to see more of the island. I loved it that she laughed at the naked guy on the beach.

This is a nice movie to rent and watch at home. Now I think I'd like to read the book because Liz intrigues me.


  1. I haven't read the book, but saw the movie in the theater. I was a little frustrated with the character because she came across as pretty self absorbed to me. I did enjoy all the scenery in the movie.

  2. I think I must be the only person in the world who didn't like this book - and my feelings about Liz Gilbert coloured my view of the movie so that I didn't even enjoy watching Julia :-(

  3. I really enjoyed the book, but have not seen the movie.

  4. I know there have been lots of opinions about Elizabeth Gilbert, the book and the movie. I'm one of the ones who liked it all. I thought the movie followed the book nicely. I'd encourage you to read the book.