Check out this review of Eat, Pray, Love on the Non Skweeter blog. Apparently the movie was just as bad as the book and for many of the same reasons.
Also pointed out in this review are some of the class and race issues that were problematic in the book and movie. There is also the issue of timing. Amanda, the author of Non Skweeter, points out our current economical situation. I myself lost my home because of an A.R.M. With so many struggling and unemployed, can a movie about a privileged white women traveling to foreign countries in order to find herself really sell? The book has, so maybe. Stranger things have happened.