Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
I read this book in a little under two weeks. It’s really a quick, easy, and joyful read. This is a totally different book from Eat Pray Love or Committed. I think she was trying to inspire people to create cool shit not, even if it never makes you any money. And I think that’s awesome.
I read this book two years ago so I didn’t remember specifics but I do remember that I thoroughly enjoyed it and I was very excited to see what they did with the film adaptation.
It was nearly three hours long but it felt like it was maybe an hour-forty-five. I think Julia Roberts did a fantastic job with the role and I thought the screen writers did a great job with writing a script that was true to the book – except for the end. I don’t remember there being a dramatic refusal-of-boat-ride at the end and Liz pushing Felipe away right before she left. Am I not remembering things correctly?
The film made me want to re-read the book again, do more yoga than I already do, and start meditating. It also made me kind of want to pick up everything and go away, or at least go on a weekend yoga retreat.
This is definitely a feel-good movie, and certainly worth a viewing, especially for women.