I was transported to Egypt, Italy, India and Bali in two new chick flicks about two pretty women who fall in love with a handsome stranger. They also manage endless costume changes from just one small bag. It's every woman's dream come true...
"Cairo Time" is a delicate, bittersweet love story about Juliet, an American who arrives in Cairo to meet with her husband, a U.N. diplomat. He's unable to join her due to a crisis, so asks his friend Tareq (Alexander Siddig) to look after her.
Patricia Clarkson gives a beautifully modulated performance as she grows to enjoy her time alone and forms a tender bond with Tareq. Like her, we fall under the spell of a beautiful city and its culture.
"Eat Pray Love" is three films in one — each devoted to Julia Roberts flashing her toothy smile like it's an ad for whitening products. She plays Liz, a woman grappling with broken relationships (although we never really understand why) who takes a year off to find herself.