Eat Pray Love: Julia Roberts Wears A Sari


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I was a huge fan of Julia Roberts when she was in Pretty Woman and My Best Friend’s Wedding. Then I don’t know why (either I changed and became jaded or she really did become more smug with success), when she straightened her hair and dyed it blonde and talked a whole lot with that know it all tone, I started to find her a bit annoying. I also did not think she deserved the Oscar for Erin Brokovich, but then I didn’t think Gwyneth Paltrow deserved it either. At the same time, since we’re talking about oscars, I really wanted Tom Hanks to get one for Cast Away. That movie was so touching. I am gonna be scolded by Julia Roberts fans, I just know it.

But I really want to watch ‘Eat Pray Love’. And I do respect Julia for looking real and not succumbing to botox. Although the book seemed a tad self-indulgent to me, I found the journey in spanning the 3 countries enlivening. In a way I didn’t like that the character ended up with a guy again. I wanted her to be strong, by herself. I would like to watch a movie with that ending. I guess I liked Pretty Woman because at the end she says “and she rescued him right back’ and who could forget the line ‘Big, big mistake. Huge!’ to the haughty sales people who looked down on her and were mean to her. I still love that Julia who was so raw, cute and innocent.

Russhita Sigh who has a role in Julia’s latest Movie, revealed:

“I play Tulsi, an Indian girl, in EAT PRAY LOVE that has Julia Roberts in the lead. We shot for a month in India last year. We actually mopped the floor and recited Sanskrit shlokas together. In fact I was impressed with Julia’s skills to recite the Sanskrit shlokas with utmost precision.”

‘Julia was present for my on-screen wedding. While I was dressed like an Indian bride for the sequence, Julia gladly draped the six yards saree and accessorized herself with traditional Indian bindi and payal. She was familiar with every ritual of the Indian wedding that was being acted out. She was also familiar with the rationale behind the saat pheras and the significance behind wearing bangles.’

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12 Responses to Eat Pray Love: Julia Roberts Wears A Sari

  1. Mathurini says:

    I love the book will review it soon xx

  2. twotoned says:

    I seriously want to watch Eat. Pray. Love. My boyfriend wants to watch it with me but I am a bit skeptical about him… it’s a chick flick movie but he still insists. We were going to watch it tonight, but we decided to postpone it until next week. I’m soo excited!

    • bookjunkie says:

      thanks for sharing…hope you both have a good time….i want to watch it too to see how the 3 countries are depicted. the food in Italy will make me so hungry.

  3. Kirsten says:

    I’ve seen Eat, Pray, Love around a lot, and heard quite a bit about Elizabeth Gilbert. I will probably end up watching the film, but there are some things about these sorts of films that bug me a bit, I guess.

    http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2010/08/13/i_me_myself <- This article kind of gets what I mean when I say that it bugs me. It's interesting to think about!

    • bookjunkie says:

      it was one of those books that was touted about so much i gave in to curiousity and read it….it’s not my usual kind of book. I never read romance novels either. Find them too predictable and boring like most romantic comedies these days. I prefer art movies like Pan’s Labyrinth.

      • Kirsten says:

        I actually am a total sucker for romantic comedies, even though they are trashy, churned-out and predictable. There is just something about them that I enjoy. I think I just love seeing people get together. LOL

    • bookjunkie says:

      the salon review was very thought provoking…..gave some clarity to the parts that bugged me too…thanks for the link Kirsten! 🙂

      • Kirsten says:

        ‘Cor, I’m incorrigible when it comes to rom-coms.

        I definitely agree with the salon review in that it bugs me when white people try to discover themselves in brown places, but don’t really seem to connect with the actual environment, and the natives seem to be relegated to silly roles.

  4. Kirsten says:

    I think they (as in the “white people” the article refers to) just find something exotic and “adventurous” about travelling in poorer, less developed (and consequently, cheaper) countries where they can afterwards brag about how they had to live without phone/hairdryer/hot water/electricity, etc. etc.

    I would love to find myself in Europe, but yes, the only thing I would “find” is an enormous bank deficit.

    I am going to Laos and Thailand in November, but God forbid I go there to “find myself”!

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