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.