Movie Date: Eat Pray Love
My mom and I went on a little date last night to see Eat Pray Love. We stopped at Kohls on the way to the theater an as usual I found something I neeeeded!
It’s always nerve wracking, when you love a book so much (I read it twice), to see it made into a movie. I wanted all my favorite parts included and intact, and in my opinion, the director did a great job making sure the movie lived up to the book. I loved that there were parts taken verbatim from the text - I was anticipating the words coming out of the actor’s mouths, thinking “Say it! Say it!”
It seemed there was a lot of back story leading up to her traveling, whereas in the book it’s just immediately in your face, sobbing on the bathroom floor, crazy conversations with God, which made her taking off around the world more believable and understandable. I found a few parts to be slow moving – I knew what Gilbert was thinking, but I’m not sure how it would come across to someone who hasn’t read the book.
Wayan and Ketut were perfectly cast and I wish there had been more of them in the movie. I wanted to step into the screen and hang out in Wayan’s shop all day. James Franco as David didn’t thrill me – maybe that’s exactly what he was like in real life, but I pictured someone different when I read the book.
I know not everyone was a fan of Eat Pray Love, but if nothing else, the scenery and food are beautiful, and of course, Julia Roberts is impossibly charming.
Throughout the movie I kept thinking “I’m doing it – I’m on my journey.” I may not be flying around the world, stuffing my face with pizza and meditating all day, but I’m having my own adventure right here at home and figuring out where I want to be in life. I’m doing something a little crazy, taking every chance to get out with my friends, meeting new people and taking all the time I need to just be alone. It made me feel good that I’m taking care of myself and hopeful for what I could manifest with all this positive energy.08.16.10 in family, movies