I saw ‘Eat Pray Love’ on the plane, and now it’s just coming back to me (having blocked it out) how EXCRUCIATINGLY TERRIBLE it was. Pretentiously pretending to be outside-the-box but wholly preoccupied with NEEDING A RELATIONSHIP WITH A MAN.
And “losing your balance for love is part of leading a balanced life” – wtf is that? Undo the entire premise of the entire film? She should have just stayed with the first one and not wasted so much time and money, instead she ignored THE TRAVEL and the connections she made!
And the superficial story itself was stupid, meandering here and there and she never finds a purpose or a balance, she’s the same relationshippy-preoccupied person just a little scareder… so, like, I was never sure what the travel was meant to achieve… was she meant to come back home refreshed, or run away with some other guy and repeat the same relationship mistakes? And it is a mistake. Because she refused to listen to her heart (which was hesitant) AGAIN, runs off because someone else suggests she might be wrong, and just jumps into his arms and lets him take her to some deserted island to, erm, have his wicked way literally without any escape route. Silly woman.
I have the book here. I may read it. It BETTER be better than the film, and then I shall blame Hollywood and Julia Roberts, and take heart that Oprah promoted a book that actually has a decent message, moral, or hey, I’d be happy with a decent STORY. Or else… I wonder what anyone sees in Eat Pray Love.
Served up: fresh slice of the leek. If my rant has offended, think but this and all is mended – this was intended for a Facebook wall post. Yep, that excuses a lot, doesn’t it. :)