The fatal flaw of Eat Pray Love is that for a celebration of enlightenment through travel and the benefits of restorative calm, the end result is so hollow and artificial. Don't mistake entitlement for enlightenment.
Totally agree with this review. As a women in her 30's, I could totally relate to Elizabeth's Gilbert desire to find more balance and to not be confined by society's expectations to be married and have children.
However that is where the similarities end. I found Elizabeth Gilbert's solution of travelling for a year to be a bit shallow and self indulgent. Even the spirital part of her journey in India, the message seemed to be if you meditate for 20 mins a day you can find some balance. There didn't seem to be any morallity attached to this spiritual journey.
Perhaps I am been a little harsh. Elizabeth Gilbert never claimed it was a quest to make the world a better place, it was about discovering herself. Perhaps a year travelling and getting a new man was all she needed in order to get some balance back in her life.
Aug 8 - 07:30 PM