Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love

Adapted from the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, stars Julia Roberts as a newly-divorced woman embarking on a journey of self-discovery. Also stars James Franco and Javier Bardem.

Liz Gilbert (Roberts) had everything a woman is supposed to want - a husband, a house, a successful career - but it just 'aint enough. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasures of food in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.

2010Rating: M, Contains offensive language140 minsUSA
Drama
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Director Ryan Murphy's superficial take on Elizabeth Gilbert's phenomenally successful memoir is an exotic junk-food buffet that offers few lasting pleasures or surprises, let alone epiphanies.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film offers an easygoing and generous blend of wish fulfillment, vicarious luxury, wry humor and spiritual uplift, with a star, Julia Roberts, who elicits both envy and empathy.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Shameless wish-fulfillment, a Harlequin novel crossed with a mystic travelogue, and it mercifully reverses the life chronology of many people, which is Love Pray Eat.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

Director Ryan Murphy achieved a major casting coup in landing Julia Roberts to play Gilbert - or Liz, as she's called here. As it turns out, though, a lesser star may have been a better choice.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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The film never ventures, even once, into a situation that does not reek of comfy familiarity.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A beautiful, languid travelogue, although with some of the source novel's empowerment diluted.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Eat Pray Love is based on the best-selling autobiographical book by writer Elizabeth Gilbert.

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My favourite part of this movie was the travelling aspect, the different cultures and the message that no matter how different we may seem, we're all human. Yes, sounds cheesy... and it is a little, but in a good way! I saw this twice, and would gladly watch it again with friends. :)

4.0
0

Over indulgent, over long, over hyped- I was over it long before her predictable journey of self discovery was finally.......over!!

3.0
0

This was the perfect movie to watch with Mum, we laughed, cried and ate popcorn all the way through it. It would have got 5 stars from me, except one thing that knocked it down a star...was that it was sometimes difficult to understand the foreign accents and therefore we would miss some important plot or part in the film and be left trying to figure out...

4.0
0

Touching and soul searching. The movie has it's phases and we loved Italy. It was an interesting way to put the story together. I wonder if the impact is partially determined by where you are in life. A 10 start rating system would be good because there are times you want to give half a star and you're forced to go up or down. We'd be a shade under 4 or...

4.0
0

after reading scathing reviews i went with and intrepid feeling. i was the only person in the theatre (awesome) and i found the time just flew. there was not one part where i was bored, it was easy to follow and the scenery in the three locations was gorgeous. o.k. so it may be a girlie flick but we have to have them. gave me a new zest for life and i will...

5.0
0

I haven't read the book, so i cant compare the movie to the book. I'm no film critic, but if you're looking for a flick to watch with the girls then this one is perfect (not to say that guys won't enjoy it). I'm sure there is an aspect of this movie than everyone can relate to, and other than that its a great way to get you dreaming about travel. There's...

5.0
0

THIS movie IS the searching for truth KIND which we all do. What am I here for? Why was I born? I have personally found the answer in Jesus Christ and become a Christian. This movie ambled along and in the end it still left you feeling empty. Let Jesus in and He will fill the emptiness, Praise the Lord!

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Director Ryan Murphy's superficial take on Elizabeth Gilbert's phenomenally successful memoir is an exotic junk-food buffet that offers few lasting pleasures or surprises, let alone epiphanies.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film offers an easygoing and generous blend of wish fulfillment, vicarious luxury, wry humor and spiritual uplift, with a star, Julia Roberts, who elicits both envy and empathy.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Shameless wish-fulfillment, a Harlequin novel crossed with a mystic travelogue, and it mercifully reverses the life chronology of many people, which is Love Pray Eat.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

Director Ryan Murphy achieved a major casting coup in landing Julia Roberts to play Gilbert - or Liz, as she's called here. As it turns out, though, a lesser star may have been a better choice.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film never ventures, even once, into a situation that does not reek of comfy familiarity.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A beautiful, languid travelogue, although with some of the source novel's empowerment diluted.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Eat Pray Love is based on the best-selling autobiographical book by writer Elizabeth Gilbert.

0

My favourite part of this movie was the travelling aspect, the different cultures and the message that no matter how different we may seem, we're all human. Yes, sounds cheesy... and it is a little, but in a good way! I saw this twice, and would gladly watch it again with friends. :)

4.0
0

Over indulgent, over long, over hyped- I was over it long before her predictable journey of self discovery was finally.......over!!

3.0
0

This was the perfect movie to watch with Mum, we laughed, cried and ate popcorn all the way through it. It would have got 5 stars from me, except one thing that knocked it down a star...was that it was sometimes difficult to understand the foreign accents and therefore we would miss some important plot or part in the film and be left trying to figure out...

4.0
0

Touching and soul searching. The movie has it's phases and we loved Italy. It was an interesting way to put the story together. I wonder if the impact is partially determined by where you are in life. A 10 start rating system would be good because there are times you want to give half a star and you're forced to go up or down. We'd be a shade under 4...

4.0
0

after reading scathing reviews i went with and intrepid feeling. i was the only person in the theatre (awesome) and i found the time just flew. there was not one part where i was bored, it was easy to follow and the scenery in the three locations was gorgeous. o.k. so it may be a girlie flick but we have to have them. gave me a new zest for life and i...

5.0
0

I haven't read the book, so i cant compare the movie to the book. I'm no film critic, but if you're looking for a flick to watch with the girls then this one is perfect (not to say that guys won't enjoy it). I'm sure there is an aspect of this movie than everyone can relate to, and other than that its a great way to get you dreaming about travel. ...

5.0
0

THIS movie IS the searching for truth KIND which we all do. What am I here for? Why was I born? I have personally found the answer in Jesus Christ and become a Christian. This movie ambled along and in the end it still left you feeling empty. Let Jesus in and He will fill the emptiness, Praise the Lord!

3.0
0