‘If you could clear out all that space in your mind, you’d have a doorway. And you know what the universe would do? Rush in. Everything else will take care of itself.’
Only a few days left until Eat Pray Love comes out in Australian cinemas. Apparently the critics haven’t been very kind to the film so far. Fuck the critics. True that I haven’t seen the movie yet, to be honest I haven’t even read the book, but I like this movie already.
This is exactly the mushy spiritual journey come love story that makes me smile and feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Corney and Hollywoodish it may be but I don’t really care. First of all the cinematography looks stunning. Secondly Julia Roberts is a beautiful and endearing actress. And most importantly I love that Hollywood has taken to making such a big deal out of a story of a middle-aged woman on a journey out of her cliched life and into the world of the unknown, re-discovering love for herself and the world, challenging herself on the deepest of levels. More and more people, men and women are taking off on such journeys these days, every second person I meet at the moment is dropping everything to go and meditate in India. So now it’s not just the alternative weirdos who do it. The things we’re learning on these journeys are beginning to infiltrate even popular media, a world obsessed with consumerism and materiality, continuously bombarding the senses with distractions, leaving little space for time with ‘ourselves’. People are being touched, awakened, and moved to make changes, to move away from stagnation and conditioned existence, to ask questions… to experience the world with open eyes and an open heart. To see love in everything.
Soundtrack is nice too. Features Florence & the Machine which makes it even better!