Eat Pray Love

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The scenery is nice to look at, and Julia Roberts is as luminous as ever, but without the spiritual and emotional weight of the book that inspired it, Eat Pray Love is too shallow to resonate.

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Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having -- a husband, a house, a successful career -- yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.

Cast

Julia Roberts
as Liz Gilbert
James Franco
as David Piccolo
Richard Jenkins
as Richard From Texas
Viola Davis
as Delia Shiraz
Billy Crudup
as Stephen
Hadi Subiyanto
as Ketut Liyer
Habi Subiyanto
as Ketut Liyer
Mike O'Malley
as Andy Shiraz
Giuseppe Gandini
as Luca Spaghetti
Michael Cumpsty
as Swami Dhavalachandra
Christine Hakim
as Wayan Nuriasih
Arlene Tur
as Armenia
Gita Reddy
as The Guru
Welker White
as Andrea Sherwood
Silvano Rossi
as Paolo the Barber
Lydia Biondi
as Ruffina
Ashlie Atkinson
as Bookstore Girl
Lisa Roberts Gillan
as Woman in Play
Ryan O'Nan
as Play Walk-Out
Dwayne Clark
as NYU Student Boyfriend
Jennifer Kwok
as NYU Student Girlfriend
Mary Testa
as Laundromat Gal
Elijah Tucker
as Chant Leader
Karen Trindle
as Chant Leader
Zach Dunham
as Chant Leader
Clair Oaks
as Chant Leader
Ned Leavitt
as Chant Leader
Lynn Margileth
as Chant Leader
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Storage Building Guy
Roberto DiPalma
as Large Man at Trattoria
Roberto Di Palma
as Large Man at Trattoria
Ludovica Virga
as Arguing Fruit Customer
Marco Lastrucci
as Arguing Fruit Customer
Remo Remotti
as Older Soccer Fan
Vanessa Marini
as Clothing Store Salesgirl
Ajay Bhandari
as Liz's Bag Holder
Sd Pandey
as Man in Temple
Anand Yeshwant Bapat
as Indian Shop Salesman
Peter Davis
as Disc Jockey
Shona Benson
as Sharon in Seva Office
Dean Allan Tollhurst
as Balinese Realtor
Dean Allan Tolhurst
as Balinese Realtor
Richard V. Vogt
as Man in Restaurant
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  • Mar 11, 2012
    Looks great. Julia Roberts ist wonderful. And that's it. I switched off mentally somewhere in the praying part of the film and just enjoyed the look of the film. Impossibly trite dialogue.
    Ina S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    I was so hoping I would hate this movie, because it was just one of those movies that look bad. But to my surprise Julia Roberts did a phenomenal job, true there are parts that are cliche and dumb, but overall its a solid film and Julia Roberts needed more recognition at the oscars, a very sweet hearted film.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2011
    Julia Roberts is Elizabeth Gilbert in a film based on Gilbert's best-selling memoir of the same name.Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career - yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.Interesting? Maybe, but the real story is a little boring, making this film boring, boring and boring.Too much melodramatic , the character of Julia Roberts repeats the word "me" at least a thousand times in this movie in a journey through her egocentrism.What makes me give two stars to this movie are the absolute beautiful locations in Rome and Bali, and the always welcome Neil Young songs in a movie.Javier Bardem is always great, but the attempt to act as a brazilian is ridiculous,as his talk , for me that i am a brazilian, sounds like an spanish trying to talk portuguese.Some people says the book is better, but i'm done with this story.
    Andre T Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2011
    A film I've been eagerly anticipating. I'm not a huge fan of Julia Roberts, or of Romantic Dramas in general, but for me, it was the travelling and spiritual journey which was of great interest and is an enlightening true tale. This, I'm sure, will be the first of many watches.
    Lady D Super Reviewer

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