Eat, Pray, Love
Julia Roberts stars as what has to be one of the most repugnant creatures to grace the movie screens this year. She plays Liz Gilbert, a whiny, shallow woman who divorces her husband (Billy Crudup) and moves in with a hunky actor (James Franco). Things don’t work out with him so she resolves to travel the world, first stopping off in Italy to stuff her face, then India to get all spiritual. Her journey also takes her to Bali where the poor thing has to have a relationship with Javier Bardem. So, this is the story of a well-to-do woman who gets to be with awesome guys, travel to exotic locations because she’s “dissatisfied” with the direction of her life, and just winds up with some other dude. Everything this movie tries to say about the soul is vapid and disgusting, the only redeeming characters are the dudes, and the talented Roberts gets to play the year’s biggest asshole. As you might be able to tell, this movie didn’t do too much for me.