Eat Pray Love (2010)

A good movie (or a not so good movie) is an excuse for a discussion, an expression of a point of view… What is left in a human being  if it is deprived of the means to communicate?

Eat: if someone is walking in the clouds, away from the joys of this world (believe it or not, there are people like this!), then food is one of the ways of bringing his/her feet in touch with the surface of the Earth. Yes, there is nothing wrong with experiencing the pleasures of life.

Pray: a controversial issue. Is out there something more … important than us? Something comprising the best of each and every one of us? Hmmm…This is outside the scope of this blog 🙂

Love: the only thing that could save us as persons and humanity as a whole. We spend most (if not the whole) of our lives aching because we did not have enough when we should, we make other people miserable by not giving enough to them…

I have not read the book. The way some things are presented are naive and misleading. This may be attributed to the fact that “Eat, Pray, Love” has the American-like flavor that polishes with a negative manner almost every film in order to maximize its audience at the expense of its quality. May be this is part of the book. But there are a number of “lines” stated by the characters of the story that are really powerful, as well as some good performances.

Overall, I’d say it is a good film to watch because it conveys many truths for our lives, the struggle we make as humans, the effort needed for every quest we make. I totally agree with the closing lines.

My rating: 07/10