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- With movie prices constantly increasing, which ones are worth the money and which ones are worth the wait? As a new screenwriter, it is important to sharpen up my movie knowledge. I try to watch as many movies as possible, both in theaters and via netflix, to see what seems to work and what doesn't. Let's talk movies!
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Just got back from seeing Eat Pray Love! After reading the reviews for the movie, I was a little worried as to what to expect. There was so much buzz surrounding the movie up until the release on August 13th. Since then I haven't heard much news about people actually going to see it. I remember watching The George Lopez Show one night as he made jokes about the movie, insinuating that, with a running time of 133 minutes, it was both boring and long. E! Online's Dezhda Gaubert is quoted saying "most of what made the book connect with so many is entirely missing here."
Despite the comments, I still went in with high hopes, having read the book, the lead actress being Julia Roberts and the director being Ryan Murphy (co-creator of GLEE) and I was not disappointed. I'm sorry Ms. Gaubert but I have to disagree with you. I think the movie stayed true to the book. What was left out of the film was not missed and is completely understood. Remember, the movie is taking viewers to Italy, India, and Bali, some things are bound to be left out for the sake of time and some things simply do not translate on the big screen.
The movie highlights Elizabeth Gilbert’s travels and illuminates the friendships she made and the relationships that were built and broken. I have to say, the movie really makes you feel for her husband Stephen, much more than the book did. That’s great acting Billy Crudup!
Julia Roberts does a fine job as Elizabeth Gilbert. She pulls us in with her emotion and her like-ability. Julia Roberts is still Julia Roberts! She's amazing and I think she did Elizabeth Gilbert proud.
Books turned into movies are wonderful! I love to see if the way I envisioned things while reading, are actually how they will appear onscreen. That’s the way a lot of screenwriters feel too I bet, thinking “Hey! That’s not the way it’s supposed to be. That living room is not supposed to look like that.”
Eat Pray Love will make you want to travel the world! It’s a trip to Italy, India, and Bali for $11.50, I’d say that’s money well spent. If you’ve read the book definitely see it!
Have you seen the movie yet? Read the book? What did you think? Do you agree or disagree with the critics?
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***Also, check out an update on Eat Pray Love from Elizabeth Gilbert's website. Richard from Texas has passed away. Elizabeth writes about him here: