Today I saw Eat Pray Love. I wasn’t planning on seeing it in the theater, but my friend Jen, who NEVER goes to movies, sent me a text about 45 minutes before it started so I decided to be spontaneous. I must say I feel kind of guilty because it is a Monday and that is a “work day” for me and today I really just threw caution to the wind and had a “fun day” instead. But – now I’m cooking a yummy dinner for Adam and I plan on being extra productive tomorrow so I don’t feel like a slacker!
Anyway – I read Eat Pray Love when Adam and I were in Italy two years ago. Between the food, the ‘finding oneself’, the travel and the romance, it was a perfect vacation read for me and I enjoyed every second of it. As for the movie… I wasn’t expecting much as I heard it got pretty bad reviews, and yeah… it was fairly disappointing. I mean – Italy, Bali, India, delectable food, Javier Bardem, a multi-million dollar budget… it shouldn’t have been hard to make this movie freaking awesome. And it really wasn’t. I enjoyed the final third of the movie, which takes place in Bali, but the rest of it was pretty bland. How can eating in Italy for four months be bland?? I don’t know – but it was. And you know how I love food!!
On the other hand – I watched Julie & Julia again yesterday and god that movie really gets me good. Well… at least the parts about Julia Child. I was a crying fool watching it! I know – I’m such a dork. I think it’s because I have fantasies about going to culinary school to become a genius chef (just for fun), becoming famous blogger, publishing a book and living abroad…. I guess it sort of all hits home for me. Add becoming an esteemed portrait photographer and having a family to that list and it’s pretty much my dream life. I’m working on it… I’m working on it. 🙂