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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


The third film that Julia Roberts has made in Rome. The other two are Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and Ocean's Twelve (2004). See more »


When Liz was in the bathtub reading an Italian dictionary, she mispronounced the word "Macinapepe" (Pepper Grinder/Mill). In the Italian consonants, C before I or E is like the English ch. Later, she mispronounced the word "Lascito" (legacy). Also in Italian, words with sci make a 'sh' sound. See more »


Liz Gilbert: Hadn't I wanted this? I had actively participated in every moment of the creation of this life. So why didn't I see myself in any of it? The only thing more impossible than staying... was leaving. I didn't want to hurt anybody, I wanted to slip quietly out the back door and not stop running until I reached Greenland.
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Referenced in Shake It Up!: Kick It Up (2010) See more »


Medley: Tarantella Quadriglia / Abruzzese
Performed by We Three
Courtesy of MHM Productions LLC
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This. Movie. Sucks.
18 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Never read the book and thanks to this well-produced wretched film never will. The IMDb synopsis is inaccurate... you get no sense this broad is trying to have a kid or that her marriage has been failing. She one day decides she doesn't want it anymore and, props to the acting of Crudup, the husband has no reason to know why. Her subsequent lover is left with the same "huh?" moment. It's as if she needs to punish anyone who treats her well.

Only good looking men fall in love with Liz, and everyone admires her. She dumps her lovers and husband and the only friend that will tell her what she needs to hear, in the belief that "balance" lies so far outside herself that she has to travel the world (on a very tight schedule) to seek enlightenment. How she pays for it is never hinted at. And to have this bone-thin creature lecture another bone-thin creature on the need to "just enjoy eating, we can always buy a bigger pair of jeans" is insulting AND laughable. That the scene is followed by two bone-thin actresses faking attempts to "squeeze into" jeans is just insulting.

And the punch line? The woman who has wasted 2.5 hours of your life whining that everyone around her says she needs a man finally finds "balance"... by finding a man. And FYI EVERY man in this film is sensitive and caring. I have to say that the direction and very good supportive acting presents an effective image of all sorts of energetic life going on around Liz (and inviting her to be part of it) while she sits whining to herself in voice-over. But the unreality of EVERYONE LOVING HER is just a bit lame.

Fiction? Not much.

Oh, and why did I spend money to see this? A friend convinced me it would be great, and she is such a good friend and enjoyed it so much I will never tell her exactly how much I despised it. See? For people you care about sometimes you hold yourself back.

FYI Richard Jenkins is the only person Julia Roberts' Liz really connects to... and even that is ruined by a last-minute "Hollywood" moment. No spoiler here, you'll see it lumbering toward you like an elephant in the desert.

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