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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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Ryan Murphy

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Ryan Murphy (screenplay), Jennifer Salt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 ... 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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Taglines:

Let Yourself Go This August

Genres:

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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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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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Criticized in Brazil over the casting of Javier Bardem. He is Spanish and his Portuguese was deemed to be faulty by Brazilians. See more »

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In the scene when Ian takes his clothes off to go swimming with Liz they are on an actual beach, while Ubud is a land locked town. See more »

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Liz Gilbert: Maybe my life hasn't been so chaotic. It's just the world that is and the only real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation.
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Roberts' rock-solid performance guides the film.
17 August 2010 | by RyanCShowersSee all my reviews

Eat Pray Love is not the appealing romantic comedy it's being sold as. It's a dark character study of how someone loses themselves. Julia Roberts the queen of romantic comedies (another way to sell the film) is front and center as Liz, and she deserves a Best Actress nomination.

Roberts really brings Liz to life in both the enchanting ways and the dark ways. It's not the typical Julia Roberts performance you'd expect. The scene early on in the film where she prays for the first time is chilling. What makes Roberts so good is the fact she's a movie star, but a movie star with talent and range.

Javier Bardem and Richard Jenkins also play roles in the second and third act. They both have a magnetic connection with Roberts. Jenkins has so much fun playing his colorful character. He's the old guy you want to have long talks with. His character has a surprising arc during the last minutes of India. Bardem's Phillippe is charming, handsome, and emotional. Bardem yet creates another memorable character and a great supporting performance.

The story didn't sell me at first. As Liz feels confined, I felt confined and uncomfortable in the NYC scenes. They aren't bad, but a term I've used to describe this film before: dark. But, when she goes to Italy, lets go, and frees herself, I felt freed too. From there until the credits roll, the film doesn't have that problem but it's a big problem. I personally hold the director at fault there. He could've smoothed it over.

The cinematography is gorgeous, Roberts is beautiful with support from two stand-out men. What more could ya ask for? Be warned: this is a darker movie then the trailers may imply so it's not for everyone; 8.


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