Aug 5th 2010 5:11PM I loathed the book. The Italy section was bearable, if cliched, but the rest was intolerable. I don't think it is because we are hard on women - this was just awful. People will go to lovely Italy without this rubbish. I also like Julia and really like Bardem. I might even force myself to go to the movie just to look at scenes of Italy - and him. I can always leave if it gets too hideous.