Eat Pray Love

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself”.

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Right… I think I got an ear infection listening to everyone tell me that I really MUST watch this movie. For some reason everyone who recommended this movie to me seemed to think I needed to watch it. Why? Was I angry? Upset? Uneasy? Unable to get along with? Certainly seemed like it but out of defiance I didn’t watch it. I got a copy on DVD and allowed it to sit around gathering dust. So this bed-rest nonsense going on forced me to watch the movie because I hadn’t bothered to pay the subs on the pay-TV channels.

It starts off and I’m prepared to have it as background noise and suddenly I’m paying attention. Not relating to it but paying attention. For some reason the quotes kept reminding me of Robert M Prisig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. There was something deep in everything being said and it kept striking a chord; but not enough for me to relate.

Lost, confused and at crossroads of life, Liz finds the ability to ‘eat’ in Italy (loved the pizza and new jeans scenes), in India she learns to ‘pray’ and earns the nickname Groceries (love how that came about – made me giggle) and in Bali she finds ‘love’ which is unexpected for her. All in the name of inner peace and balance…

Nice movie – watch it if you want. You won’t get me ramming it down your throat telling you to watch it to change your life. The quotes are great but they’re not going to change my life.

Am I the only one not going ga-ga over this movie…?

Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You gotta be committed.

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  1. Hehehe… Funny enough, “Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You gotta be committed” is a tag line i kept in mind even after the movie ended. So did “When you think of me, send me love and light… Then drop it”… Oh and the bit where the “Muffin Top” came about and how you shouldn’t not eat coz of it. Eg. Has a man ever asked you to leave when you’re naked in front oh him? No… So eat up (Not the EXACT words but you know what i’m talking about)… Cant say it’s something i can relate to, though some reflections did occur… Reason why i liked the character Richard who brought upon then name Groceries… Was because he was getting upset over how she couldnt just let go and that’s exactly what i try to tell people to do. Just be blank for a minute!!! (And i hope and pray my dad sits and cries exactly the same way) 😛 🙂

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