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.

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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.
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PG-13 (for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity)
Genre:
Drama
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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
Javier Bardem
as Felipe
Habi Subiyanto
as Ketut Liyer
Hadi Subiyanto
as Ketut Liyer
Mike O'Malley
as Andy Shiraz
Luca Argentero
as Giovanni
Giuseppe Gandini
as Luca Spaghetti
Michael Cumpsty
as Swami Dhavalachandra
Christine Hakim
as Wayan Nuriasih
Arlene Tur
as Armenia
TJ Power
as Leon
Gita Reddy
as The Guru
Welker White
as Andrea Sherwood
Lucia Guzzardi
as Landlady
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
Roberto DiPalma
as Large Man at Trattoria
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Storage Building Guy
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 Tolhurst
as Balinese Realtor
Dean Allan Tollhurst
as Balinese Realtor
Richard V. Vogt
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 30, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

The movie is aware of its own riches; it fills up your plate and dares you not to eat.

September 22, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

We're not so much involved in the movie as idly registering it -- eavesdropping, almost, on a conversation at an adjoining table.

Full Review… | August 22, 2010
New Yorker
Top Critic

Try not to hoot when the gaunt Roberts makes a bring-on-the-flab speech to persuade the equally slender Tuva Novotny to eat pizza, even if they get "muffin tops."

Full Review… | August 15, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

The movie left me with the feeling of being trapped with a person of privilege who won't stop with the whine whine whine.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Eat Pray Love is like an overstuffed lightweight suitcase, with little room for us to feel the emotional connections Liz makes with new friends along the way.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
Globe and Mail
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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.

Carlos Magalhães
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.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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