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When I first read “Eat, Pray, Love,” I couldn’t help but fall in love with the author and main character of the book, Liz Gilbert.
Her vivid imagery throughout her year-long journey of self discovery through Italy, India, and Indonesia was enough to inspire me to start writing again.
I loved the book so much that as soon as I finished it, I re-read it, then passed it on to all of my girlfriends ensuring them it was a must read.
When I heard a movie was being made I was a little apprehensive, knowing all too well how Hollywood puts its own spin on stories.
But with a cast including Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, and James Franco it would be hard to make a bad movie.
There were many differences between the book and movie, but overall I loved both.
Julia Roberts did an exceptional job portraying the strong yet vulnerable Gilbert.
I thought the transition between each location was a little rough and slightly confusing for someone who has not read the book, but it wasn’t hard to catch on.
I felt as though the internal struggles dealt with in the book were slightly watered down for the movie, but I can imagine it being hard to emulate that into a two-hour movie.
When it comes down to it, the themes are all there and for someone who hasn’t read the book I would definitely recommend seeing the movie.