Monday, August 16, 2010

Movie Review: Eat Pray Love

After reading some of the reviews, I didn't have very high expectations for Eat Pray Love, because it's true: when is the movie ever better than the book? Then I was totally shocked, stunned, thrilled with one little scene. In the movie, Liz's "Rome apartment" is the building across from Hotel Portoghesi, the place we stayed last month!!! Here are a few pictures I took from the street and of the rooftop balcony. They were doing renovations on "Liz's apartment" last month. The building itself is pretty blah. Hotel Portoghesi, on the other hand, is absolutely wonderful. Good luck finding it amidst the endless alleys, but once you do, it's in a central location, has comfy rooms, and an awesome rooftop breakfast terrace. I just loved it there.


  1. I'll put the hotel on my list. Thanks for the recommendation.

    So I'll take it the movie wasn't that great? The book had its moments, but I admit, it really didn't hold my attention towards the end, either.

  2. The movie was worth seeing, but it would probably be hard to follow and really hard to understand the overall message/purpose without reading the book. I thought the movie skipped over all the book's great messages about self-discovery, self-purpose, and self-acceptance. Julia Roberts looked good, though.



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