2010 140 minutes
Julia Roberts stars in this adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir about coping with a depressing divorce. After deciding to reshape her life, Liz (Roberts) travels the world in search of direction. She heads to Italy, India and Bali, indulging in delicious cuisine while seeking the true meaning of self-love, family, friendship and forgiveness. Along the way, she meets a bevy of characters and, possibly, her true love.
You know it’s been awhile since I’ve watched a good movie. I’ve had this sitting around my house for several weeks and I finally decided to watch it last weekend so I could send it back already. Let me start with the fact that I have read the book. This book was much like how the dvd sat around my house for weeks before me watching it…I wouldn’t read the book twice. I definitely wouldn’t watch the movie twice.
When this book first came out a few years ago, I was going thru my own personal crisis. So when I saw this on Oprah and the author and all these women who found themselves in this book…I jumped on it. Hubby got it for me for Christmas that year. I jumped right into the book. The first section…Eat…I loved it. The middle section…Pray…almost made me stop reading the book. It was so stalled, so dull, so not making me want to know what happens in the end. I’m the kind of reader, that I will try my damndest to finish the story…so it took me weeks to get thru the Pray section of the book. The last section…Love…I enjoyed and was fast moving and next thing I know it was The End. That pretty much sums up the movie…there was no appropriate ending in my opinion. I thought Julia Roberts was wonderful of course…she is my favorite actress after all…but if she wasn’t in the movie, I wouldn’t have watched it. So there’s my thoughts, I gave it 2 stars…1 of those is because of Julia.