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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Ryan Murphy

Writers:

Ryan Murphy (screenplay), Jennifer Salt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Roberts ... Liz Gilbert
I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati ... Nyomo
Hadi Subiyanto Hadi Subiyanto ... Ketut Liyer
Billy Crudup ... Stephen
Viola Davis ... Delia Shiraz
A. Jay Radcliff A. Jay Radcliff ... Andre
Mike O'Malley ... Andy Shiraz
Ashlie Atkinson ... Bookstore Girl
James Franco ... David Piccolo
Lisa Roberts Gillan ... Woman in Play
Ryan O'Nan ... Play Walk-Out
Gita Reddy ... The Guru
Dwayne Clark Dwayne Clark ... NYU Student Boyfriend
Jen Kwok Jen Kwok ... NYU Student Girlfriend (as Jennifer Kwok)
Mary Testa ... Laundromat Gal
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The old man in white, seated behind Julia Roberts in the pizzeria, is Antonio Condurro, grandson of Michele Condurro, founder of the pizzeria. See more »

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

Quotes

Liz Gilbert: So the holy truth of the whole adventure here in India in in one line: God dwells within you as you.
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Connections

Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Finds a Liar! (2019) See more »

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Last Tango in Paris Score
Written and Performed by Gato Barbieri
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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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 aawhithamSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Portuguese

Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eat, Pray, Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Bali, Indonesia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,104,523, 15 August 2010

Gross USA:

$80,574,010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,594,016
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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