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Eat Pray Love (2010)

A movie directed by Ryan Murphy

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Eat Pray Love is one of the most entertaining movies of the year.

  • Aug 21, 2010

Eat Pray Love is a visual spectacle of a movie based on the best selling book.  Director Ryan Murphy takes movie goers to a trip to three beautiful locales in the film.  Julia Roberts stars as New York writer Elizabeth Gilbert.  She spends one year of her life living in Italy, India and Bali.  She is on a mission to find happiness after getting a divorce from her husband Stephen.  He played by Billy Crudup.

Julia Roberts inhabits the character of Elizabeth Gilbert.  She is a woman with lives life to the fullest.  I love the scenes in the movie where she is learning to speak Italian and practices in public.  This is Julia Roberts best role since Erin Brockovich in 2000.

 Every scene in this movie is beautifully shot.  I love the scenes in Italy where Elizabeth literally eats everything from pizza to pasta.    There is one scene in India where Elizabeth attends a traditional Indian wedding.  The traditional Indian wedding ceremony is lovely to watch on the screen.  I love looking at the goregous shots of the beaches in Bali in the movie.  Director Ryan Murphy makes me want to visit these places.

  The supporting cast so good in this movie.  Oscar nominated actor Richard Jenkins plays a mentor for Elizabeth Gilbert in India.   He gives her insight on how to live a happier life.  Javier Bardem and James Franco play love interests for Elizabeth in the film.  The music in this film is superb.  I love the song "S' Wonderful" by a singer named Joao Gilberto.   Other songs in the movie include the Neil Young classic "Heart Of Gold" and Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up".  Eat Pray Love is one of the best movies of the year.  I loved it.

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August 12, 2011
Well conveyed !
August 23, 2010
I hated the book, but I like Julia Roberts, so maybe she can save the movie. Nice review.
August 21, 2010
wow! I was curious about this since I've always liked Roberts. I need to make time for this in the future. Thanks for the review!
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review by . August 14, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Isn't it nice to have the time, the resources, and the money to be able to travel the world and rediscover life, love, and spirituality? We should all be as lucky as Elizabeth Gilbert. Her memoir, "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," has sold millions, been on the "New York Times" Best Seller list for 158 weeks, and touched the lives of thousands. One of them was Oprah Winfrey, who devoted two whole episodes of her show to the book. I admit that …
review by . August 21, 2010
Liz is unhappy.  And that takes some doing, considering she has a handsome husband, an exciting job as a writer, and plenty of money.  But feeling bored and unfulfilled, she leaves her husband to eat, pray, and love her way around the world, spending time in Italy, India, and Bali.    I couldn't relate to Liz (Julia Roberts) at all.  She was miserable having a life most people dream about.  Her search for "balance" consisted of a series of love …
review by . April 13, 2011
   I've not read the wildly popular memoir so I can't compare the movie to Elizabeth Gilbert's book.      The film finds Liz, Julia Roberts, in a crisis of self. As in she doesn't know who she is -- she lives as an extension of of the man in her life and is dissatisfied. She receives a prophecy about her life and marriage. This prophecy winds its way under her skin and she festers with discontent.      What results is a slow discovery …
Quick Tip by . April 21, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Normally I loathe films based on "an inspirational true story", nor do I consider myself a Julia Roberts fan, and I typically don't care for romantic comedies... so, I'm asking myself why I kind of liked this. Perhaps it was the exotic locales depicted in the film (Italy, India, and Bali), or perhaps it was the combination of dialogue about food and meditation, or perhaps I'm just turning into a pathetic softie and losing all sense of objectivity in my evaluation of movies. …
review by . August 27, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Whether or not "Eat, Pray, Love" adequately represents the bestselling memoir of the same name (Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia) by author Liz Gilbert or not doesn't really matter. Is it the fault of the filmmaker or the writer when the piece attempts to hit the side-of-the-barn of greater meaning and just barely skims the surface?    "Eat, Pray, Love: the Phenomenon" recounts the year long journey of writer Liz Gilbert as …
review by . November 15, 2010
On paper maybe this movie seems like a better idea. After all it did spend over 155 weeks on the New York Times best seller list. It is fantasy gone right and maybe that is the appeal of the story, we get to live out our desires through another. Bag that, I'd rather go on the trip myself.      Eat, Pray, Love is about Liz Glibert, who for no explicable reason other than not wanting to make cookies, decides to end her marriage. In order to find her balance she goes on a trip …
Quick Tip by . January 03, 2011
Just as annoying as the book - even Julia Roberts couldn't save this story from feeling like we're hearing the self indulgent ramblings of an over-privileged woman with some "rich people problems". Blech.
Quick Tip by . August 17, 2010
Hated the book, but JR is a favorite, so I'll probably see this when it comes to Netflix.
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  • A woman who once made it her goal in life to marry and rear a family finds her priorities suddenly shifting in director Ryan Murphy's adaptation of author Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir. In the eyes of many, Gilbert was a woman who had it all -- a loving husband, a great apartment, and a weekend home -- but sometimes one realizes too little too late that they haven't gotten what they truly wanted from life. On the heels of a painful divorce, the woman who had previously looked forward to a contented life of domesticated bliss sets out to explore the world and seek out her true destiny. Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner produce a film starring Julia Roberts.
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    Director: Ryan Murphy
    Genre: Drama, Romance
    Release Date: August 13, 2010
    MPAA Rating: PG-13
    Screen Writer: Jennifer Salt, Ryan Murphy
    DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
    Runtime: 133 minutes
    Studio: Columbia Pictures
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