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
Written by M.I.A. (as Mathangi Arulpragasam) and David Taylor
Performed by M.I.A. (as M.I.A.)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises and Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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A movie of questions
Despite the lousy average of stars on IMDb, I liked the movie a lot. Admittedly some characters are only sketched (the first and second boyfriend), but the movie poses some serious questions, and I completely disagree with reviewers who say that it has nothing to say. I like Roberts as actress, and she's very good also in this more serious and tormented character. Bardem is also quite good. I may be just in the right age- group for this movie: at 41 some of the questions that it poses just resonate with me, but I think it is also a likable movie in itself, with some funny moments, a wonderful setting (Rome is always beautiful and Bali is a dream), and very nice music. As an Italian, I may find some of the views on my Country a little stereotyped, but not in an offensive or stupid way: just a bit superficial. All in all, I liked it. Only suggestions is to watch it after dinner, otherwise you will suffer...
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