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".
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
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 »
Sharon in Seva Office:
[Liz has been called to the seva office]
We're taking you off the floor-scrubbing team. There are about 50 devotees arriving tomorrow from all over the world for a 10-day retreat, and we'd like you to be the key hostess. We ask that you don't take part during the meditations. We need you to watch over the flock, make sure everyone is all right
Sharon in Seva Office:
[continues, as Liz remains silent]
We call the person who does this job, "Little Suzy Cream Cheese." You need to be social and bubbly and smiling all the ...
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Written by M.I.A. (as Mathangi Arulpragasam) and David Taylor
Performed by M.I.A. (as M.I.A.)
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Two moments have stayed with me, one in particular: Javier Bardem crying as he says goodbye to his 19 year old son. The moment provokes a reaction on Julia Roberts's character that makes her totally human. The moment comes on the last third of the film so I thought it was a bit too late to start my relationship with her. The other moment happens at the beginning after she decides to walk away from her marriage and realizes she has broken her husband's heart. Terrific Billy Crudup fighting back tears as the elevator door closes. I love Julia Roberts but I can't quite buy her "philosophical face" 42 years of age in the new millennium is far too young for that kind of crisis, specially when the crisis is provoked by something missing in her. So, okay, a journey of discovery, but then...? The discovery is that she knew it all along. What next. I must say the guys in the movie get the prize, third price really. The first price goes to the location, second price to the food
goodness, the food! - and third to the guys. Bardem fantastic,
Richard Jenkins superb - Billy Crudup surprisingly real, James Franco also great and Luca Argentero another plus.
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