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Eat Pray Love (Murphy, 2010)

Old 09-07-10, 06:37 PM
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Eat Pray Love (Murphy, 2010)

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OK, I guess I'll be the first to write about this one.

First, a caveat: I'm a huge, huge Elizabeth Gilbert fan. I've been reading her work since the days when she was a contributor for SPIN. I've got the first edition of her short-story collection from 1997. And I, well, sort-of liked Eat Pray Love. It was like a longer version of Michael Crichton's Travels, but without child prostitutes or peyote.

And I'm not really a fan of Julia Roberts. She just doesn't do anything for me.

And neither does the movie. In the book, Gilbert portrays herself as crazed, but human. The movie erases the second part, and turns Gilbert into every man's stereotype of a woman who lacks reason and accountability. Richard Jenkin's character is the closest we get to someone who is not a stereotype. Even Bardem is underused.

A disappointment, but one that I can say I expected.
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Re: Eat Pray Love (Murphy, 2010)

Was Javier Bardem good in it at least?
Old 09-07-10, 06:55 PM
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Re: Eat Pray Love (Murphy, 2010)

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
Was Javier Bardem good in it at least?
I thought he was ok.

However, like the Bus, I was vastly underwhelmed with the movie as a whole. Not a single character or scene left me with a desire to revisit this film in the future.
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^ the movie did nothing for me either. must be me, but I don't find Javier attractive in the slightest, he just comes across as 'creepy'

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