Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Eat, Pray, Love

Movie:  Eat, Pray, Love
Like/Don't Like:  don't

It wasn't that this movie was particularly bad.  It just didn't resonate at all.  It seemed to be a collection of self-help aphorisms and pretty pictures.  Very pretty, really.  I silently wept into my pillow as they showed scenes from Rome because I miss my gelato guy.  Julia Roberts' character was difficult to relate to, and sometimes difficult to like, and the side characters, Richard Jenkins especially, seemed a lot more real and compelling but were only on for about 20 minutes each. It didn't motivate and it wasn't particularly entertaining.  But Jarvier Bardem in nice to look at and it inspired me to eat more pasta just for the joy of it.


Wendy said...

Did you read the book? I didn't like it either. I started to watch the movie but could only handle about 5 minutes of it. Sometimes I just don't understand the mind of the masses that makes these things bestsellers.

Rach said...

I really like some of the side characters, and ended up feeling really sorry for the James Franco one and had no sympathy for the Julia Roberts one. I also wanted to hop on a plane and go eat pasta in Italy. But really, the actual story did nothing for me. It's hard when you're not cheering for the main character.

Laura said...

I agree! I was so excited to see this one, but it just wasn't good. Mike and I sat back at the end and stared at each other with blank looks, like "why did so many people rave about this?". Anyway, I'm glad it wasn't just me.

Film Gurl said...

I tried reading the book but I just couldn't get into it. I too, felt like the book was just scene after scene of little tidbits of her life along her personal journey. Had I not read parts of the book before I saw the movie, I'm not sure if I would have received it better.

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