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Eat Pray Love (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  13 August 2010 (USA)
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A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".



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I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati ...
Hadi Subiyanto ...
A. Jay Radcliff ...
Play Walk-Out
Dwayne Clark ...
NYU Student Boyfriend
NYU Student Girlfriend (as Jennifer Kwok)
Mary Testa ...
Laundromat Gal


Liz Gilbert (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. Written by Sony Pictures

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Let Yourself Go This August


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Rated PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eat, Pray, Love  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,104,523 (USA) (13 August 2010)


$80,574,010 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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Criticized in Brazil over the casting of Javier Bardem. He is Spanish and his Portuguese was deemed to be faulty by Brazilians. See more »


When Liz and Richard are sitting at a table sharing a Thumbs Up, the two umbrellas in the drink switch from open to closed, and from yellow to pink, when the camera angle changes. See more »


Liz Gilbert: Maybe my life hasn't been so chaotic. It's just the world that is and the only real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.
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Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by João Gilberto
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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Mystic Julia
14 August 2010 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Most people I know are going to see this film for Julia Roberts. It is that mysterious link that film stars create with their audiences. We develop a sort of craving to see them again. So a new Julia Roberts movie? Sure. Absolutely. I'm only a few years younger than Julia Roberts which means we have grown together. So, to see her play a woman facing a sort of middle age crisis makes you look inwards with a smile, the nervous kind. I must also say I'm a guy, heterosexual, but not fanatically so. I don't have the fears that, Jay Leno for instance, shows, when confronted by a "chick flick" If anything "Eat Pray Love" proves that men and women are not that far apart, we simply deal with the same problems in different ways. Here, the filmmakers don't shy away from the conflict and the balance is real. Julia's husband, played beautifully by Billy Crudup, accuses her of leaving the marriage without an explanation. He is the one with the broken heart. In Italy, Julia eats and our own gastric juices start to do their thing. I glanced at my watch, I was ready to run into the nearest Italian restaurant and have a relationship with a pizza myself. Italy, Rome and even Naples look so clean that I hardly recognized it. CGI? Luca Argentero plays Julia's tutor/tourist guide. He is a good looking guy that after appearing in the Italian version of the Big Brother reality show, he became a sort of local movie star and shows promising acting chops. Here, strangely enough, he looks small but charming all the same. India brings the wonderful Richard Jenkins and a solid piece of advise: "don't give up on love" Bali, well, Bali is something else and it is there that Javier Bardem comes into the picture and provides us with the best scene in the film. I'm not going to tell you what it is but let me just say that involves his son and gives us, finally, a side of Julia we didn't know how much we missed. Empathy. Feeling something for somebody else's feelings. I think I may see the film a second time just to see that scene again. I also should mention that James Franco plays a young actor - not what I call a stretch - considering he is my favorite of the young actors around. I will challenge other members of my sex to go and see it. Not to be afraid to feel identified or even chocked up. I can assure you it's not going to diminish you manliness in any way and will awake your appetites, big time.

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