Sunday, August 22, 2010

Movie Review: Eat, Pray, Love

Seeing this trailer in the movie theatre a few weeks ago rushed me to go out there and read the book. Sadly, I didn't finish it in time because I watched Eat, Pray, Love opening weekend. To me, I feel like you should read the book before seeing the movie. I am not sure if you will get the same effect if you didn't read it - I could be wrong. Julia Roberts was perfectly casted to play Elizabeth Gilbert. Isn't Julia the best and nails whatever role is given to her? The movie/book is based on Elizabeth making some changes in her life and going for it to find happiness. You follow her through a year in Italy (Eat), India (Pray) and Indonesia (Love). After watching her spend three months in Italy, I now want to go there, eat and speak the language.

The movie was good, I wouldn't say I loved it but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have a strong feeling that I would have enjoyed it more if I actually finished the book. I am only on page 44 but plan to read it to the end. It's a great book so far and the movie is pretty close to the story. My only wish is that they casted someone else besides James Franco for the role of David. I didn't think it was a good fit. I pictured David to be hotter. Maybe I am being bias because I just don't like James Franco.


Anonymous said...

I have to watch that!
I didn't know there was a book too!
Italy is a nice country, but the language is way too hard to learn, I've been studying it on college for two years now and still can't speak it right! :D

Taylor said...

I finished the book a few weeks ago, but I have yet to see the movie. Hopefully tomorrow. But based on the previews, I completely agree about James Franco's casting. That wasn't how I pictured David at all based on the description in the book.

The Food Junkie said...

Read the book but didn't see the movie yet but planning to~ Like you, a few of my friends haven't read the book but went to see the movie and they said it was good. I'm glad its still a good movie, now I just need to see it to see if the movie butchered the book's actual story line =)

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Nikolett said...

Ahh glad I'm not alone on the whole "saw the movie without actually reading/finishing the book" - I'm asking for it for my birthday so I can hopefully read it! I really did enjoy the movie, and I totally get your bias about David ... James Franco just has that weird face that I can't find myself attracted to.

By the way, I will gladly join you on any journey to Italy :D