But I am not buying all of this Eat. Pray. Love. stuff. I bought the book about a year ago and I couldn't get through it. It just seemed so self-indulgent.
I get it where she was trying to go with it, but I just wasn't buying it.
I know she goes through a really rough divorce and she wants to find herself again, but honestly.... who in the REAL WORLD has all that money and time to say, "I am going away to eat, pray, and love"? In the real life, we have to learn how to be ourselves again through our every day struggles. We have to learn how to "Eat. Pray. Love." while working a 9-5 job, taking care of kids, and other responsibilities. Most women don't have the luxury to just drop everything to go away like Elizabeth Gilbert.
Oh, but she learns a lot of stuff! Yeah, that's true. And it's very good 'stuff', too. However, most people end up learning lessons the hard way - oh, you know....living an every day life! By making ends meet. By making mistakes and living through them. There are tons of women around us every day, who learn how to empower themselves through lessons of every day life. There are tons of novels that share this same ideal, too. I'd rather read that.
I'm sure Julia Roberts is a pretty face to look at and I'll probably put the film in my Netflix Queue when it gets released on DVD, just to at least say I saw it. While we're on that subject.....
... I know I am going to get more *GASPS!!!* with this, but I've never thought Julia Roberts was the most amazing actress ever. She's always consistent with her acting, but I've never been completely moved by any of her performances. I just watched Sleeping with the Enemy the other night and it was a good movie, but I still wanted a little more from her. She actually seemed a little awkward at times. Anybody can give the deer in the headlights look.
|Does anyone look this emotionless when about to shoot a creepy abusing stalking husband?|
|They should have hired me. I am even acting this amazingly without any makeup on. Unfortunately, my hair doesn't curl/fro like JuRo, so you get the tousled look. Honestly, I think it's way more marketable.|
Oh! Here's an idea to "Eat. Pray. Love." I really think this will help you find yourself.
1. EAT. Get the double down sandwich from KFC. Eat about four of them in one sitting.
|I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.|
3. LOVE. Look around and notice you're still alive. Thank God for it and start thinking about other people. Do something nice for someone else. If that doesn't work, take some prozac and get over yourself.
Don't hate me.