I was lucky enough to score a pass to the special screening of Eat, Pray, Love featuring Julia Roberts. I received the ticket as I follow the Windsor Arms hotel (@windsorarms) on twitter. I was going there for drinks one nite and tweeted that she should drop by and say hi. Not only did she drop by but she gave me and my friend a lovely envelope full of goodies including the movie pass.
Guess you want to know..did I like the movie?
I did. But I enjoyed the book better. I think that’s the case with most books that make it to the movie theatres. Agree or disagree?
Julia Roberts did a great job portraying Elizabeth Gilbert. Infact the whole movie was well cast.
My biggest complaint was the movie was too long..2 hours and 15 minutes.
My favorite part of the movie: Italy….but then again, I loved that part of the book as well.
(something about all that great food. I guess that doesnt surprise you).
There were a lot of scenes, where characters were crying. Generally I prefer “funny scenes” than crying scenes but then again, the characters were going thru some deep introspection.
The movie also left out a few details i.e how she afforded the trip!!
Overall it was a good portrayal of the book. It wont be winning awards but that’s ok it was still a good movie. Not amazing, but good.
I hope you get a chance to see it too, so you can leave me a comment if you liked the movie.
Many people didn’t like the book at ALL so I know those people won’t be going to see the movie. (you know who you are).
Look forward to reading what RIchard Crouse has to say on Friday!!
See ya at the theatres everyone.