Eat Pray Love 08/14/2010
Eat Pray Love is based off a book by Elizabeth Gilbert. A few years ago, it was one of Oprah's Book Club books so I decided to read it. I didn't really remember the book when watching the movie, but I don't think I finished reading and do remember that I had trouble "getting into" it.
The movie begins with Liz (Julia Roberts), in Bali speaking with a medicine man, Ketut (Hadi Subiyanto - adorable!) about her love life. He tells her she is going to lose all of her money and come back to Bali to teach him English and he would in turn teach her everything he knows. Of course she kind of giggles this off. He sends her away with a picture. Back at home, Liz is in a marriage that she's not happy with. When her husband, Stephen (Billy Crudup), announces that he is thinking about going back to school, Liz starts to think that Ketut might be right. She decides to get a divorce, which is a little easier said than done, and quickly lands herself in another relationship. As with most... it is fun until it is not. She decides she is going to take a year to find herself. She goes to Italy for 3-4 months to eat and has the time of her life. Next, she goes to India to pray in an ashram. (This was a total buzz kill from Italy.) Last, she goes back to Bali and the medicine man - where she finds love.
Anyway, movie... I liked it, I didn't love it. Parts of it I loved. There are a lot of good lessons and a lot of good scenes. It's kind of a feel-good movie, more so than not anyway. It's not all that exciting and my group of friends agreed that it was a little long and slow at parts, but it is inspiring. A few of the girls shed a tear, but it's not sad. I DO think it's a movie you should see in theatres. It will probably be good on DVD as well but I feel like it will probably be a little more inspiring in a theatre.