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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Eat Pray Love by Ryan Murphy, 2010 (PG-13)

with Julia Roberts (Duplicity, Mirror Mirror, Fireflies in the Garden), Javier Bardem (Skyfall, Biutiful, To the Wonder), James Franco (127 Hours, Milk, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Richard Jenkins (The Rum Diary, The Visitor), Billy Crudup (Blood Ties), Viola Davis (Knight and Day, The Help, Beautiful Creatures)
From the director of The Normal Heart

Recent divorcée Liz decides to reshape her life, traveling the world in search of direction. She heads to Italy, India and Bali, indulging in delicious cuisine while seeking the true meaning of self-love, family, friendship anwid forgiveness.

I once watched a Ted Talk with Elizabeth Gilbert, and I was amazed by her mind, spirit, energy. She was bright and at the same time, quite grounded, and funny, talking about the genius everyone has in oneself, instead of the personification of the artist, the genius. It was refreshing to see she didn't expect the success of her book Eat Pray Love, turned out it was a best seller, followed by a huge marketing tool and a feature film with no less than Julia Roberts. 
The movie was getting high expectations, and besides Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), fell completely in the cheesy side. Yes, it is supposed to be a feel good movie, it is about living life at its fullest, with very positive energy, pleasures that each place can provide, a risky shot when it comes to mainstream (and simplification therefor of the range of emotions). So the cast is impeccable, the sets are beautiful, the rhythm is flowing... but it is far too naive to be true.

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