Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Eat Pray Love Movie



Last night a few members of The Charlotte Weekly Bookclub and myself went to see Eat Pray Love. I thought the movie was wonderful! I really want to go to Bali and Italy now! Here is a review of the movie from amazon.com:

Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir of enlightenment gets the deluxe treatment at the hands of Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who bathes every scene in a golden glow. Unaccustomed to being alone, Liz (Julia Roberts) exits her marriage to Stephen (Billy Crudup, quite good) only to enter into an affair with an actor (James Franco, curiously uncomfortable), who introduces her to meditation. Just as her editor, Delia (Doubt's Viola Davis, making the most of a small role), longed to have a baby, Liz has longed to see the world. Delia persuades her to seize the day (plus, money presents no obstacle). First, she travels to Italy, where she noshes from Rome to Naples, making new friends along the way. Then, she heads to an ashram in India, where she meets a bride-to-be and a remorseful man (Richard Jenkins, heartbreaking), who nurture her altruistic side. Her sojourn ends in Bali, where she reunites with Ketut (Hadi Subiyanto, hilarious), the healer who first encouraged her to reassess her situation. While there, she befriends a single mother and a single father (No Country for Old Men's Javier Bardem) who falls for her charms. In an improvement over his version of Running with Scissors, Murphy combines two Oscar winners, two Oscar nominees, and four countries to follow one woman's path to fulfillment. Like Julie and Julia and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Liz's story becomes more involving as she lets go of the superficial, but Murphy's movie still represents a triumph of escapism over spirituality. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

4 comments:

Darlene said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the movie Sherri. I have yet to read the book. I love anything with Julia Roberts so I'm sure I'll see this soon enough.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I read the book and now I can't wait to see the movie. I love Julia Roberts, so I know I will really enjoy the movie. Glad you had a fun night out with the ladies in your book group. Love & blessings from NC!

Karen said...

I saw the movie last night, too, and just loved it. My favorite place was Italy! I'd love to visit there someday.

Kay said...

I'll have to put this on my Netflix list. Thanks for the recommendation.


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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!