Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I'm sure you have all heard more than you care to about Eat Pray Love lately. But I saw it. And you know that means I've gotta do this. So here we go....
I read Eat Pray Love. A girlfriend gave me the book after my father passed away. I enjoyed it. Well, I had a hard time getting through India, but other than that I enjoyed it. I had just returned from Italy, and I liked that chapter the best probably. But Bali was pretty nice too. Anyway, I liked the book.
When MK heard that the movie was coming out on Friday she immediately determined that we should go. She was so excited she could barely contain herself. I, on the other hand, was "eh". Not that I didn't want to see it, but I wasn't DYING to see it the first night it was out. But I said I would, and I went.
Now why was I not so very excited you ask? Well, I'll tell you. I find that when I read a book and then see the movie, I am disappointed 98% of the time. The movie can NEVER capture the essence of the book. And I want to stand up and yell to the people in the audience "you don't even understand these characters like I do because you have not read the book and they are not telling you everything you need to know in this movie!" Of course I never do stand up and say that. But I think it. And then we leave the theater and I pronounce "shouldn't have read the book first". And there you have it.
Let me just say that this was not the case with Eat Pray Love. I was expecting it to be, and I was wrong. Granted, the relationship she formed in Bali with someone (you know who I mean) didn't receive all of the time and nurturing it deserved. It seemed to take place rather quickly, when in reality it did not. But other than that...I've got no critiques. I know right?!?!?! How is that possible? Well, it is.
So whether or not you agree with me. Whether or not you think this movie is ridiculous and will have unhappy housewives across the world hocking all of their jewels to take off for a year to "find themselves". Whether or not you dislike Julia Roberts profusely (i do tend to fall into this category. i don't like Sandra Bullock very much either). I would recommend seeing this movie. Take the plot metaphorically and simply take a year (or some other amount of time) to get to know yourself. Take some time to figure out who you are, and what truly does make you happy. And what does NOT make you happy. And if you are perfectly happy then good for you. Don't watch this movie :) You've already got it figured out apparently.
So because I HAVEN'T got it figured out. And because I probably do need to hock all of my frocks and take off to Italy, Bali and Prague (I'm not a fan of India or silence or meditation), I give this movie:
THREE SEERSUCKER SUITS! DON'T MISS IT!
Unless you've got it all figured out. And you couldn't be happier. Then you could probably miss it :)