Eat Pray Love: Some delicious themes throughout but poorly shot and edited. Every time I wanted to linger on an image, it cut away. Choppy, shaky, not enough food in Italy. Ryan Murphy was the wrong director for this kind of story and the excellent cast holds the movie together by a string. If you can look beyond the narcissism and affluence, you'll leave the theater with a resolve to gorge and slow down (for about five minutes). I am about to go cheap-pen-shopping because that's how I roll. Special kudos to Billy Crudup and Javier Bardem for memorable performances and effortless charm. Julia is luminous and our Botox/Plastic Surgery Watch yielded a big fat zero. Dishbrother and I concluded she's had no work done. Happiness has made Julia more beautiful than ever, beautiful with beautiful imperfections. She has some wonderful moments, especially at the beginning when she's all verklempt.
True Julia Lovers: EPL adheres to the Basic Laws of Julia--don't show her f*cking, French kissing or T&A. I saw a little cleavage in the scene with James Franco and had to avert my eyes. Love of Julia is a pure love.