I finally saw Eat Pray Love last night. I enjoyed the book, even though I didn't relate to the main character Elizabeth. I found her, like many others, to be self-absorbing and unrealistic. I tried very hard when I first read the book to be sympathetic to her situation. But I just never warmed up to her.
Even though the movie didn't completely blow me out of the water, I enjoyed it. I was surprised that they didn't show several key moments in the book, such as when she finally finds herself able to grasp meditation and "in the palm of God." That seemed to be a pivotal "finding herself" moment in the book, and the movie didn't show that.
I LOVED the scenery, and of course all of the wonderful food! Can I please have some spaghetti, oh how about RIGHT NOW? And wine of course. Delicious, red wine. And when can we leave for Rome?? Beautiful places. Did I mention the food? Ahhh...
One thing is for sure though. Julia Roberts is as lovely as ever!