Review: Eat Pray Love (2010)
Gateway Cineplex 3
October 09, 2010
Director: Ryan Murphy
Starring: Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Richard Jenkins, Christine Hakim
It was after the Oscar this year when I found out that Julia Roberts will have another film (other thanValentine’s Day -where she shared the screen with practically everyone in Hollywood) for which she top-billed the role of the writer Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote the book where the movie was based. I’ve been waiting for this film for like forever and it was only shown here two months after its release in the States.
Was it worth the wait? I would say yes because Julia is simply one of my favorite actors and seeing her being “Julia” again even though she is playing a real life character makes me love her even more. The film was engaging and funny at times–not very moving at all but it would make you think something about life. About freedom, choices –what exactly do you want to do in life?
My only problem with this film was that it tends to be a bit draggy. It was 2 hours and 22 minutes long and I am like –Okay, so when does she go to India? My favorite part would have to be her Italian escapade. It makes me want to go to Rome –and seriously, I HAVE TO GO TO ITALY!
James Franco was very charming as usual but I did not really connect with his character while Javier Bardem on the other hand was such a darling to watch!
I’d probably recommend this film to people who loves watching long “Julia Robert” films –I’m not expecting too much from this film because I really haven’t read the book (which I ought to do soon) –but I’d say I really did enjoy it –it was really a feel good film.