Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love

The Julia Roberts answer to Sex And The City 2. Both this and SATC2 are ill-advised travelogues that feel like they go on for 5 hours.

Eat Pray Love has the special distinction of having one of the least relatable characters I have ever seen. Julia Roberts tries her best, but the struggles of a rich white person who got an advance on her book to go on a global self-enlightenment journey does not make for anything resembling something emotionally compelling. I just did not care at all about any of this, and this movie’s attempt to make it feel like a big profound journey over 140 minutes is torturous. 

An extra half star because some of the food looked very tasty (particularly the spaghetti) and it partially inspired me to pause the movie so I could pick up some late night Kimchipapi given the Korean Street Corndog is to die for.