Eat Pray Love (2010)

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Critic Consensus: 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.


Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 2010
Box Office: $80.6M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Liz Gilbert

as David Piccolo

as Richard From Texas

as Delia Shiraz

as Stephen

as Ketut Liyer

as Ketut Liyer

as Andy Shiraz

as Giovanni

as Luca Spaghetti

as Swami Dhavalachandra

as Wayan Nuriasih

as Armenia

as Play Walk-Out

as The Guru

as Andrea Sherwood

as Paolo the Barber

as Ruffina

as Bookstore Girl

as Woman in Play

as NYU Student Boyfrien...

as NYU Student Girlfrie...

as Laundromat Gal

as Chant Leader

as Chant Leader

as Chant Leader

as Chant Leader

as Chant Leader

as Chant Leader

as Large Man at Trattor...

as Storage Building Guy

as Large Man at Trattor...

as Arguing Fruit Custom...

as Arguing Fruit Custom...

as Older Soccer Fan

as Clothing Store Sales...

as Liz's Bag Holder

as Man in Temple

as Indian Shop Salesman

as Disc Jockey

as Sharon in Seva Offic...

as Balinese Realtor

as Balinese Realtor

as Man in Restaurant
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Critic Reviews for Eat Pray Love

All Critics (193) | Top Critics (41)

The film version is pure wish-fulfillment fantasy.

Full Review… | January 31, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Eat Pray Love is overlong and quickly becomes tedious. It features narcissistic, inward looking characters of no interest at all and amounts to a very poorly made film.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

Liz maybe the most unlikeable character Julia Roberts has ever had to play, not because co-writer/director Ryan Murphy is trying to make her so but because everything the film does pushes her in that direction.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011
ComingSoon.net

A seemingly interminable romantic travelogue that feels as though it takes as long to watch as the year-long spiritual quest it depicts.

Full Review… | March 14, 2011
Movie Talk

Julia's late career seems an apologia for buying someone else's husband and getting away with it, for the most part, in the court of public opinion.

Full Review… | January 6, 2011
Film Freak Central

During the India scenes, Liz accuses Richard from Texas of spouting a bunch of bumper-sticker slogans... as though her revelations are any better.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Christian Science Monitor

Audience Reviews for Eat Pray Love

½

Even if Julia Roberts is adorable and the stunning scenery will probably make you want to go backpacking around the world, this movie feels a bit bloated and too long for a romantic drama, and it does not have what it takes to keep our interest for all that running time.

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Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Not as bad as I expected, but still pretty missable. I found the book the same way. I pretty much used this as background noise while I did housework. I missed bits, but it was excessively long and not all of it was terribly interesting.
I didn't hate Liz, though, as others seem to. Not everyone has the same idea of a satisfying life. Yes, her husband was fine, but they were not suited. It doesn't make Liz a bad or shallow person because she recognised this and was honest instead of dragging it out and them both feeling miserable.
Some of the travel bits were enjoyable. The food in Italy looked delicious and I enjoyed her friendship with the young Indian girl.
Film had really lost me by the "love" part - I didn't buy Julia and Javier as a couple at all.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Either Elizabeth Gilbert didn't actually go to Italy/Bali/India or she's been a little 'creative' with the truth. It's fair to say she's not exactly your archetype backpacker. She probably did go to these countries but had a crap time so made up the rest, she obviously as rich as she is vacuous, egotistical and thoroughly unlikable - Julia Roberts being well cast then! Boring, stupid, horrible. Who is this crap for, bored housewives? Do me a favour, intelligent thinking my arse!

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Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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