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GQgeek

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The title is gag-inducing... Why is this every woman's favorite book? =/ Do women like gagging? Just wondering...
 

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I've even heard of women who go on "eat pray love" vacations.... they're the same ladies that puts magnolia bakery cupcakes as a must-do when they step to ny because they saw it on satc
 

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I know nothing of the book or the movie, but after she watched the flick, The Woman Who Isn't Rube's Girlfriend™ attacked me in bed with the fury of a thousand Amazons.
 

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^ You must look like Javier Bardem.
 

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not even close.
 

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Originally Posted by acidboy
I've even heard of women who go on "eat pray love" vacations.... they're the same ladies that puts magnolia bakery cupcakes as a must-do when they step to ny because they saw it on satc

ah, women.

Originally Posted by Dakota rube
I know nothing of the book or the movie, but after she watched the flick, The Woman Who Isn't Rube's Girlfriendâ„¢ attacked me in bed with the fury of a thousand Amazons.

Hope the injuries healed quickly.
 

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Originally Posted by mharwitt
I had a similar question about The Notebook. that movie suuuuuucked

yeah but rachel mcadams
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Still, i'm not even talking about the movie. They put this as their favorite book... Of all the great literature out there, they pick this steaming pile. ugh. it just makes me sad.
 

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I used to respect Nicholas Sparks. Never read any of his books, but he got women who didn't normally read to read, and I think a more literate America is a good thing. My girlfriend at the time read him and she never read anything more than a People magazine article. So I respected him.

Then I read a USA Today (speaking of shitty writing) interview he dead. Holy fucking shit is the man self-delusional.

When asked about Cormac McCarthy and Blood Meridian (probably one of the twenty greatest American novels ever written), he said "Horrible, this is probably the most pulpy, overwrought, melodramatic cowboy vs. Indians story ever written."

He went on....asked what he likes in his own genre, "There are no authors in my genre. No one is doing what I do."

Then, he contradicts himself..."I'm going to interrupt you there. There's a difference between drama and melodrama; evoking genuine emotion, or manipulating emotion. It's a very fine eye-of-the-needle to thread. And it's very rare that it works. That's why I tend to dominate this particular genre. There is this fine line. And I do not verge into melodrama. It's all drama. I try to generate authentic emotional power."

He's one of the handful of people I might actually walk up to and punch if I saw them in public.
 

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Synopsis on this book or movie please? I need in on some apparent lulz.

Or wait, is this that Julia Roberts movie?
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
Synopsis on this book or movie please? I need in on some apparent lulz.

Or wait, is this that Julia Roberts movie?


I know absolutely nothing about the movie, but let me take a whild guess at the plot....

1. "overstressed" American woman (i.e., she has to work 45 hours per week and people ask her to do stuff) with an insensitive partner (i.e., won' put up with all my shit and won't support my artsy stuff because he's all serious and stuff with bills) feels restless. She's a "workaholic" who has reached her breaking point. She doesn't have kids either, because then she couldn't leave, right?

2. In a choppily edited scene, she realizes that she has to get out of the USA, we're all such idiots here, amirite? Also, current loutish boyfriend/hubby gets kicked to the curb.

3. She travels overseas. encounters a bunch of regional stereotypes - a frisky frenchman, an orderly German, etc....

4. She invariably meets an eccentric older man with a thick foreign accent who gives her invaulable wisdom.

5. She also meets a sensitive, handsome foreigner. The good kind of foreign, like French or Spanish or Italian. Definitely not a German (too orderly/Nazi/unsexy accent), Swedish (again with the accent), Hungarian (OMG is that even a real country?). or Muslim (terruh!)

6. He teaches her how to let go and live the life she's always wanted. He appreciates her for who she is and all her wonderful quirks (which in men would be pet peeves). But alas, their love is not to last.

7. She returns to America refreshed and turns her life right around.
 

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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
I know absolutely nothing about the movie, but let me take a whild guess at the plot....

1. "overstressed" American woman (i.e., she has to work 45 hours per week and people ask her to do stuff) with an insensitive partner (i.e., won' put up with all my shit and won't support my artsy stuff because he's all serious and stuff with bills) feels restless. She's a "workaholic" who has reached her breaking point. She doesn't have kids either, because then she couldn't leave, right?

2. In a choppily edited scene, she realizes that she has to get out of the USA, we're all such idiots here, amirite? Also, current loutish boyfriend/hubby gets kicked to the curb.

3. She travels overseas. encounters a bunch of regional stereotypes - a frisky frenchman, an orderly German, etc....

4. She invariably meets an eccentric older man with a thick foreign accent who gives her invaulable wisdom.

5. She also meets a sensitive, handsome foreigner. The good kind of foreign, like French or Spanish or Italian. Definitely not a German (too orderly/Nazi/unsexy accent), Swedish (again with the accent), Hungarian (OMG is that even a real country?). or Muslim (terruh!)

6. He teaches her how to let go and live the life she's always wanted. He appreciates her for who she is and all her wonderful quirks (which in men would be pet peeves). But alas, their love is not to last.

7. She returns to America refreshed and turns her life right around.


This is pretty good. Let's not forget though... Those 45 hour work weeks are very rough...
 

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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
I used to respect Nicholas Sparks. Never read any of his books, but he got women who didn't normally read to read, and I think a more literate America is a good thing. My girlfriend at the time read him and she never read anything more than a People magazine article. So I respected him. Then I read a USA Today (speaking of shitty writing) interview he dead. Holy fucking shit is the man self-delusional.
Yeah, I read an interview with him and he seemed really unctuous. He's one of those guys who talks about his "brand", refers to himself in the third person, and says things like "A Nicholas Sparks movie is money in the bank!"
Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
I know absolutely nothing about the movie, but let me take a whild guess at the plot.... 1. "overstressed" American woman (i.e., she has to work 45 hours per week and people ask her to do stuff) with an insensitive partner (i.e., won' put up with all my shit and won't support my artsy stuff because he's all serious and stuff with bills) feels restless. She's a "workaholic" who has reached her breaking point. She doesn't have kids either, because then she couldn't leave, right?
I'm assuming the female protagonist in the movie is an author, just as the real-life Elizabeth Gilbert is. She went on the little world tour described in "Eat Pray Love"… with the advance money she recieved to write "Eat Pray Love". Edit: I like your movie better though. She needs to work at a place like a hair salon where one of her cow-orkers is sassy gay black man who peppers the dialogue with wisecracks, says things like "Haaay gurrrlfriend!", and is otherwise superfluous to the plot.
 

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First time I heard of it, I was really excited. I thought it was some sci-fi horror romance. "Eat prey, love"
 

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