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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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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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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$23,104,523 (USA) (15 August 2010)

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$80,574,010 (USA)
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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Guest House". See more »

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The closing credits list Javier Bardem as "Javer" Bardem. See more »

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Delia Shiraz: This happens to people. They fall in love in their 20s, get married, do the granite countertop, white-picket fence in their 30s and somewhere they realize, "This is not for me."
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Kaliyugavaradana
Written by P. Thuran (as P Thuran) and U. Srinivas
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Courtesy of Real World Records Ltd.
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The greatest emotion I felt from the film was hunger (for Italian pizza), thirst (for Italian wine)
13 August 2010 | by (Oakland, CA) – See all my reviews

I loved the book. I thought Julia Roberts as Liz was fantastic casting. The trailer looked awesome. I smiled every time I saw it. Turns out, I loved everything about this movie except the movie.

Long story short, it's all of the arc of the book, without any of the passion. While never horrible, this film simply made me feel nothing.

I found the book soulful, moving, even transformative at times. The greatest emotion I felt from the film was hunger (for Italian pizza), thirst (for Italian wine), and an occasional dizziness due to director Ryan Murphy's apparent recent discovery of how to "pan." It was laughable camera-work throughout the first 45 minutes, and occasionally throughout.

The first 1/2 hour of the film was almost unbearably bad, even though the first section of the book was amongst my favorites. Perhaps someone who did not read the book could enjoy this movie, but I somehow doubt it. One time Liz made a joke, that was a nice break from the feeling of being in a lukewarm bathtub for 2 1/2 hours. Not unpleasant, just meh.

Instead of finding Liz intelligent and thoughtful, she seemed selfish, boring, and obsessed with men. Instead of finding spirituality, she seemed vapid. When the character becomes shallow, a film centered around that character becomes a throw away. Maybe I'll just watch the trailer again.


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