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Eat, Pray, Love

I recently saw the movie version of Eat, Pray, Love with my good friend Barbara of The Scream Team.

If I had to give a rating out of five stars, I would probably give it a three and a half.  Men, beware: this movie is most definitely a chick flick, and not really the romantic comedy kind.

I read the book a few months back at Barbara’s suggestion, and quickly realized that I am a sort of younger version of Liz Gilbert, a woman in search of herself.  While I can’t exactly spend a year traveling around the world (“can’t” is such a debilitating word, isn’t it?), I feel as my love of all things travel will eventually take me down that path.  Plus, she’s totally awkward!

This movie could have been bad.  It could have been really bad.  It got a poor review from some of my friends, so maybe I give it a good review due to my bias of relating to much to the main character.  Julia Roberts, however, did good.  She was the perfect blend of lovely, relate-able, and vulnerable, without being annoying.  I’ll admit, sometimes during the book I wanted to slap Liz Gilbert like Cher does Nicolas Cage in Moonstruck and tell her to “snap out of it”, but I didn’t get that at all in the movie.

Julia Roberts in "Eat, Pray, Love"

Some will say that it was too long, some that it was too boring, but for me in this stage of my life, it was perfect.