I did one of my very favorite past times today, going to a movie! It doesn't really matter the movie, the time of day, or even who I'm with (if anyone)! Going to movies has always been a favorite thing of mine!
Today I took in Eat, Pray, Love. I was pleasantly surprised by the movie. I had read the book and honestly, had a bit of a hard time relating to it. Maybe because from the book interpretation, you get to see deep inside the author's head, every little bit of crazy that she is, the really vivid emotional highs and lows. And honestly I'm just not built that way. And in the movie, you just skim the surface and she seems like just a normal person, with normal problems after going through a divorce.
I thought it was really moving, and well done showing her go through the different phases. There's the moment she decides she wants a divorce. She talks about how her biggest fear is hurting someone, and if she could, she'd just slip out the back door, into the night and her husband would wake up and just be fine with it. In the story though, as in real life, it's not that easy. The feelings are real and people do get hurt.
The movie follows her through a progression of men- from a little fling to the man whom she has a volatile relationship with but is convinced he's her soul mate and she's madly in love with him.
Like most people, I love the guy she ends up with- a Brazilian named Phillippe! He so good to her and seems so wise. I love when he says, he gets that she doesn't "need" a man- but she needs a champion. Someone to believe in her, adore her and love her as much as she loves herself. It's easy to chalk most movies up to Hollywood fiction- but these two really met, really fell in love and really got married. It's a pretty feel-good movie in the end.
It makes you think- who's the person who's your champion in life?