Thursday, August 12, 2010
Eat Pray Love - a review in Italy, India & Bali
Her character leaves on this life transforming journey and in India, I feel like her transformation time there was overlooked by the director. While staying at an ashram Liz attempts a few times to meditate but I didn't get to see her truly change the way spirituality I believe can truly change a person. She forgave herself sure, and that was good for her character because it helped her to be able to move on, but I didn't see it. I was almost rushed through her time in India. I saw her say that she forgave herself, but I didn't see her do it. At one point she is scrubbing the floors, an act that is done in devotion and her character doesn't seem to get that. Maybe if after the end of her time in India, she scrubbed the whole floor and looked at what she had done, I would see that, or if she had not have given up her vow of silence to be a tour guide for the ashram and at the end of the silence was changed. I didn't get to go on that journey with her through India and I would've loved to.
My favorite line was when in Bali Liz is told by a healer "Sometimes you have to let go of your balance with love to find your balance with life." I thought that was beautiful and real to everyone who loves.
The movie is definetly one to see and I would pay to see it. The locations were to die for and so real that I felt like I was visiting Italy, India and Bali. Especially the closeups of yummy Italian food in Italy, I was hungry afterwards! The film includes actors Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, James Franco and Javier Bardem (the best part of Bali, well him and Ketut her warm hearted healer guru, in my opinion!)
Are you looking forward to seeing this movie? Do you like Julia Roberts?