Believing there's more to life than a husband, house and career, Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) finds herself with a new appetite for life in this inspiring true story, based on the best-selling book. She leaves New York and embarks on a yearlong journey - travelling to Italy, India and Bali - seeking self-discovery through good food, meditation and the prospect of finding true love.
Eat, Pray, Love? More like Cringe, Retch, Vomit!!!
- Eat, Pray, Love review by PV
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This is an AWFUL film. Just terrible. Though it's all very prettily filmed etc, and the author of the book this movie is based on must take the blame really. But this film is basically just pornography for overprivileged spoilt American women! It's Emo-porn - how sad! It's self-obsessed, vain, silly, simplistic, twee, up itself, and also offensive: sexist and racist. SEXIST? Well, this poor wickle rich Americn woman has such a miserable life (what with all her money etc) because of the men who made it BAD - though one wonders what the men would say about putting up for so long with such a spoilt moany needy brat of a woman. RACIST? Well, this silly film starts in 1) ITALY - land of food, where all Italians are happy and steroetypically Italian. There are no immigrants in Rome according to this film - just good old Italian peasants, who love and respect Mama, and all women. In reality, Italy is a very corrupt place, and Italian men are well-known for their sexism - yet silly American woman thinks Italian women are having such fun lives, with all that food and family - unlike poor unhappy wickle Amercian women! No Italians ever seem to work in this film - they just sit around eating. 'Sexy' Rome is seen as better than 'stuffy' London by this silly Amnerican twerp woman - funny really, seeing as so many Italians want to come and live in London! Italy is actually a very conservative place - corrupt as hell, with church child abuse scandals aplenty and massive unemployment. THEN it's off to 2) INDIA (of course - it's where all dumb Westerners go to 'find themselves'). In this film, India is another country where no-one ever works and everyone is happy all the time - but not because of food, (which is why Italians are permanently happy), but because of praying a lot! Yes, that's it! Don't work, just pray and give all your money to a guru (who are always honest, of course). Forget the massive poverty, high child mortality rate, massive corruption etc. Just pray and meditate and all will be well. THEN it's off to 3)BALI (the far east - with lots of sun and beaches) - ah yes, of course silly American woman has to find a man and fall in love in this movie - that's what it's audience (of women who want a fantasy) demand. So she finds love to - and yes, Silly American Woman finds herself and is happy at last. BLESS. Seriously, anyone who likes this offensive stupid film (or book it was based on) should be ashamed of themselves. THIS IS EMO PORN FOR SILLY WOMEN! NO STARS!!! I wish this movie would just disappear into Julia Robert's HUGE, ENORMOUS, CAVERNOUS mouth forever! I'm sure there's room in there...
‘Eat Pray Love’ is the screen adaptation of the 2006 best-selling memoir of the same name by Elizabeth Gilbert. In it, Julia Roberts plays Gilbert and as Liz, travels to three countries starting with the letter I – Italy, India, and Indonesia. It’s a story of self-discovery and reflection after one broken relationship to another (a divorce with her husband and love affair with a younger man) by embarking on adventures with food, travel, and romance.
Here’s the classic case of not all books need to be turned into a movie theory. It’s great in theory but in practice, it’s better to be left alone. For all the disappointment, at least there’s lots of eye candy: Billy Crudup (as the ex-husband), James Franco (as the young lover), the three I’s themselves (Italy, India, and Indonesia), and Javier Bardem.
Upon watching ‘Eat Pray Love’, I got a sense of itchy feet myself… and then I remember I’m not rich. And that’s what the movie is – How Rich People Face Their Problems. For some reason, when they want clarity, they just get up and leave to exotic locations pronto. For the middleclass, we want to clear our heads too but we can’t help but just hit the mall. And somehow it helps.
Together with Julia Roberts, Elizabeth Gilbert’s experiences become romantic comedy fodder. Gone are the depths of her thoughts and feelings, and now replaced by the lush photography of its settings and stereotypes of its people. If someone has to go to three countries across different continents just to realize what he really wants, I think that’s just too self-indulgent. ‘Eat Pray Love’ doesn’t have the same charm as Diane Lane’s ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’– and she only had to go to Italy to find herself! Word to the wise: Read the book instead.