Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Eat Pray Love
Breaking this out into it's own post: I watched Eat, Pray, Love, the movie. Good movie. Probably a better novel. I'll admit I'm a little jaded. Hard to sympathize with someone who's only real problem they ever had in life was marrying the wrong person. Her husband loved her and she left him. The movie didn't tell you that in the real world the publisher got the writer a $100K advance on the novel so she could afford to travel the world for a year. Somewhat disappointing in that respect. It's not exactly the JK Rowling, "single unwed mother who wrote the novel in a coffee shop to save on the heating bill," kind of problem. I'm sure people with no needs or wants, and minor irritations for problems found inspiration in the idea of traveling for a year to "find yourself". Even more jaded: I feel bad for all those guys who truly love their spouse that might end up in divorce because the guy can't afford to send the wife on a year long soul searching journey. Sorry guys. Heart-felt books and movies about eating, (Julie and Julia), praying (religion), and love (romance novels), sell really well.