Don’t wait for me to comment on Eat Pray Love because I absolutely no interest in seeing it. I am just not in the target audience for this film: I haven’t read the book, I am not a woman and I don’t care for Julia Roberts.
I don’t hesitate to watch a movie in a genre that I generally don’t like if it seems like one of the year’s best or really good for the genre: Inception (summer blockbuster), Zombieland (zombies), The Dark Knight and Iron Man (comic book). District 9 (sci fi) and (500) Days of Summer and Away We Go (rom com).
In this case, I have seen the trailer and read the reviews of Eat Pray Love. Yesterday it had a Metacritic score of 50. My guess is that the millions of people who enjoyed the book will also enjoy the movie. God bless.
Speaking of chick flicks, Metacritic has a great new list up: 20 Worst Chick Flicks Since 1990. (Amazingly, Kate Hudson stars only in one of these 20.) I’ve already included it on my Other People’s Great Movie Lists.