As far as I am concerned, I like Julia Roberts. Period. Hence although I found the movie Eat Pray Love a tad disappointing and just not it, Julia and also the fact that Christine Hakim was chosen to play the minor role of Wayan, were enough saving graces for me.
And oh… the soundtrack and music video are nice too. Other than that, the movie is what I would describe as beautifully shaped chocolates in fancy gift box, but the chocolates do not taste good.
As much as I like Julia, I just think she didn’t carry the Elizabeth role the way it was intended to be. The Elizabeth played by Julia is always looking forlorn and brooding, while Elizabeth Gilbert as in the book, although very much a scatterbrain and a ‘not-sure-what-she-wants’ individual, she is quirky, witty and full of life. The way Julia played Elizabeth made the whole movie more draggy than it already is, what with her spaced out moments/melancholic moods– is just not it.