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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Eat, Pray, Love

Hello everyone! Liz here :D

I saw Eat, Pray, Love last night and despite hearing mixed reviews I absolutely loved it! I thought all of the actors did an amazing job and my man Ryan Murphy adapted the book to screen beautifully. The thing that I have to talk about, though, is of course the food. I want to go to Italy. And only eat. Forget culture. Forget history. All I want to do is sit in a café with my carafe of wine and bite into a piece of pizza with crust so thin it's like a chip. That's what I want.

My favorite part of the movie was probably the Italy portion primarily because there was so much food loving going on that I could barely contain myself. That pasta scene? I'd read about its controversial nature (how dare an actress eat and enjoy herself!) and thought every second of it was fantastic.

And then there was Javier, of course, and he thankfully was not sporting anything resembling his No Country For Old Men haircut so I was a happy, happy girl.

I really can't say that there was anything about the film I did not like. I loved the food. I loved the spiritual aspect. And I LOVED Ketut. My only complaint was that I saw it at 10:00 at night which meant I couldn't eat a huge bowl of pasta afterwards.

Have you all seen Eat, Pray, Love? How did you like it?


  1. i really liked it too - probably b/c i had very low expectations. hope you got some good pasta in today!

  2. I'm glad you liked it! I thought Javier did a great job as did Richard from Texas. I was also always have a soft spot for Julia.

    Unfortunately my expectations for this movie were through the roof so I felt pretty let down after reading the book and having got so much from it. Sigh...movies are rarely as good as the book :(

  3. I too read the book and loved it too much to really LOVE the movie. The movie to me was fluffy and fun, while I felt the book was kind of heavy and emotional (in a good way). I did enjoy looking at all the food and scenery, though!