Friday, October 15, 2010

Watch it at your own risk !

.. that is my sole warning for those of you who are planning to watch this latest movie directed by Ryan Murphy and starred by Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem and James Franco.

This movie is an adaptation from the book "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" which is a 2006 memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. The memoir chronicles the author's trip around the world after her divorce and what she discovered during her travels.
I would label this movie as a romantic-comedy-chick-flick-life-changing type, with a very much predictable flow and of course, the classic happy ending.
My warning, is that do not watch this movie, if you are currently in a shaky relationship.
This warning goes to both male and female species.
This is because that in this movie, it focuses more on 'free-ing' yourself from it, rather than digging to the roots of the matter, doing your very best to make it work.
There's no discussing or talking or rationalizing the problem/ issues at hand etc etc..
Instead, this movie opt to deal with issues in a vague way, which in the end it made the audience feel that the best and only solution was to split up.
Very much contradicts with me who prefer to let the lava all out at once and get it over with instantly, rather than to live with the search for answers, reasons, is it your fault or mine questionnaires.
Also do not watch this movie, if you just undergone a bitter broke up (or divorced).
Same goes again to both female and male species.
This is because that you may feel the hurt even more, resulting in difficulties to move on and will be afraid to start a new relationship.

Only watch this movie if you are either one listed below:
  • Single and available.
  • Dating or in courting phase.
  • Madly, deeply in love with your spouse.
  • Already married for 25 years and very much immune to any couple-fights.
Having said all that, without a doubt, I would like to announce to the world that I'm soooo in love with Javier Bardem.
He's not the hunk-a-licious yummy six packs looking bloke, but more of a matured-manly-romantic-guy with jagged jaw line just swept me off my feet!
Ok.. So, back to the movie, the thing I salute most about it (apart from the above hunk), is the choice of words, sentences and the whole scripting thingy.  Indeed the movie is well-predicted, but the flow of words are full of surprises and creatively put together.
Hence, if you enjoy poetry, you may love each and every bit of this movie.

One reminder, do come into the cinema with a full belly because the food-tasting-feast scenes in Italy will seriously make you drool hungrily.
Lastly, I feel that Indonesia should be paying Ryan Murphy because I am sure the tourism industry will boom drastically as this movie shows tons of stunningly breathtaking scenes in Bali.

(pics googled from the net)

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