|Film, fashion, festivities|
The movie of the summer, "Eat, Pray, Love," is based on a book by Elizabeth Gilbert. The film stars Julia Roberts. The perspectives from good friends are all different.
My Fort Worth friend, Patsy Butler, who was a precious Pi Phi at LSU, said the movie was better than the book. In the book, the star was selfish and too much about herself reflecting on her life and living for her personal goals ... the book just bogged down with the "I" word. It was much more detailed about Eastern religions and there were more of the meditations in the movie. Too much mention about Ashrams and not enough about our God. Julia Roberts (Liz) puts her family first and even though she is the star and has a Lancome modeling contract, Julia is simply a great American girl and family-first person at age 40.
On a scale of one to 10 this movie is a nine! Basically, Julia had to learn to love herself before she could have a successful relationship with a man. By the way, this is a chick flick and don't make your man sit through this one!
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Martha Jane Anderson retired from University of Louisiana-Monroe after 35 years of service as Assistant Dean of Students and SGA Advisor. She is married to Patrick H. Anderson Sr., has two children, and four grandchildren.