The Oh So Cultured James Franco

 Ladies this one’s beauty is more than skin deep though admittedly he just oozes with distractingly exotic good looks from hisJames Franco dark hair to his olive skin.  The critically acclaimed actor James Franco’s cultural background is very diverse.  His mom is a Jewish descendant of Russian immigrants. His dad is Portuguese and Swedish.  Franco is a California born American.

If you have scene the body of his work, it is obvious that this multi cultural actor is extremely talented.  Don’t be fooled by his youtube and other social media shenanigans.  Franco is a smart guy good with a great sense of humor but he is very cultured renaissance man.  He is a painter, licensed to fly, and avidly pursues education. The eclectic actor dropped out of school at UCLA early in life but his the past few years he has taken an accelerated educational path which includes recently being accepted into a Phd program at Yale.  Franco enrolled in Columbia’s MFA program in 2008 and graduated in 2010. While at Columbia, Franco also decided to attend a filmmaking program at NYU.  Franco was accepted to the University of Houston’s literature and creative writing program.


Film and Foodie: Eat Pray and Love

The Film: Eat Pray & Love- Based on the best seller, Julia Roberts plays the main character of Liz, a lost miserable soul. Pretty early in the film she realizes that her marriage is not for her but she rebounds into the arms of the gorgeous James Franco, a younger man. However, he is not the answer. She comes to conclusion that she needs time to be single and figure some things out. First a few months of indulgent eating in Italy and then a quest for spirituality(balance).

Eat Pray and Love is entertaining but is does not quite live up to the hype. Richard Jenkins, James Franco and Javier Bardem are the brighter spots in the film.

The Foodie: Liz had to learn to let go and enjoy life. She decided to enjoy the pleasures of food its ok if muffin top happens. We watched Liz stuff her face in Italy with proscuitto and melon, pizza and chicken carbonara then prepare an American Thanksgiving dinner turkey. Then we watched her eat naan in India and down a Thumbs up soda with Richard Jenkins. In Bali, unfortunately, we did not get exposed to their cuisine. However, coffee and rice are cultivated there.