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
A casting associate saw Joe Lipari do a set about teaching yoga at Gotham Comedy Club and asked if he'd be interested in being involved in the movie's yoga scenes. The scenes were cut from the final film. See more »
When I watched this movie, I wasn't expecting much because of the reviews of the book I had read on Amazon. However, I found the movie much better than I had expected. But I have to say that I am really puzzled by all the very negative reviews. I have seen lot worse movies but this isn't one of them and don't understand why most of the reviews really slam this movie and are so hard on the main character. Yes this is a movie about a divorced woman trying to heal and, consequently, the focus IS on her. I don't' think she was being selfish. She wasn't going out to save the world - just herself. Maybe it's because I am recently separated myself that I could relate more to Lizzy. Eat Pray Love was meaningful to me. After watching the movie, I read the book and have to say that the movie is better. But the book gave me a better understanding of where she was coming from. Obviously this movie isn't for everyone, but it was for me.
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