Eat, Pray, Love 2010

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Liz Gilbert 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.

Starring:
Billy Crudup, Julia Roberts
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 13 minutes
Starring Billy Crudup, Julia Roberts, James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Javier Bardem
Director Ryan Murphy
Genres Drama, Romance
Studio SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 7 February 2011
Main languages English
Subtitles Arabic, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Swedish, Romanian, German, French, Turkish, Hungarian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Bulgarian, English, Hindi
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 13 minutes
Starring Billy Crudup, Julia Roberts, James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Javier Bardem
Director Ryan Murphy
Genres Drama, Romance
Studio SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 7 February 2011
Main languages English
Subtitles Finnish, Spanish, Greek, German, Romanian, Danish, Dutch, Hindi

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Dec. 2010
Format: DVD
Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts - Pretty Woman) is a woman who seemingly has everything, the high-flying job, the attractive and successful husband (Billy Crudup - Dr Manhattan from Watchmen) and plenty of material objects to fill her life. Yet for some reason Elizabeth feels hollow and deeply unfulfilled and decides that a radical change is needed for her to discover the root of her spiritual emptiness and general malaise.

After leaving her husband and a whirlwind but heartfelt relationship with David (James Franco - Spider-Man) an Actor/Yogi who inspires her to travel to meet his Yogic guru, she obsesses over learning Italian and so it is that Elizabeth sets sail for Italy to try and forget about the relationships she has left behind and her unhappiness. In Italy, she experiences the culture and cuisine and regains a love for food and friends making heartfelt connections with the people who welcome her into their life. She then heads onwards to India to spends some time with David's guru where she tries to regain her spirituality and connect with God and finally she heads onto Bali to spend time under an Indonesian medicine man to find inner-peace and balance.

Based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert; Eat. Pray. Love. is the story of trying to find contentment and yourself in an increasingly materialistic and hollow world.
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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By C. Bellis on 6 Feb. 2011
Format: DVD
I haven't read the book but know friends who, having been through similar issues, rated it highly. And so a small group of us went to see the film.
I loved the first part explaining the break up and the trip to Italy. It was vibrant, it was fun and it showed Italy off beautifully.
For that section of the film, I enjoyed the friendships, the love of food and wine and the language. One particularly laughable part though
is where Julia tells her friend to stop worrying about putting on weight and to just get a bigger pair of jeans. The film then shows them "struggling" to get into what
must be size 8 or 10 jeans. Neither actress really looked like they had put on weight! A little reality wouldn't have gone amiss here - other actors put weight on for
their roles!
The second part of the film was tranquil,sedate. Certainly it was a slower pace and reflected the time the lead spent in the East. This is the more emotional part
so I understand why it had to be that pace. But I got restless, it seemed so self-indulgent. I guess this is where it helps to have read the book because I guess
that is what she was aiming for.
By the last part of the film, I'd had enough. As a previous reviewer said, the film was too long. I no longer really cared why, how or who. I just wanted to go home.
This is no reflection on Julia Roberts who, as usual, gave a great performance. I think I had too much fun in the first part of the film to actually enjoy the rest.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mockingbird on 28 Jun. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I had recently read the book and so thought it might be good to watch the film afterwards too, despite friends telling me that the film was rubbish!
After reading some not-so-good reviews about the film version too, I decided to go ahead with the purchase anyway, and see for myself. As many people say about many films, 'the film isn't as good as the book', which I would totally agree with, as the film seems to miss huge chunks out.
However, having said all this, I did enjoy the film, but would definitely recommend reading the book first. If I had watched the film first, I would've said that it doesn't have much substance and the story could've probably been told in much less time. As it was, I suppose I filled in the blanks myself.
Verdict - read the book then watch the film.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Louise Roberts on 18 Dec. 2011
Format: DVD
I have not read the book, so I am not sure how this compares and this is not a criticism of the cast - I think the right people were cast for the roles, and Julia Roberts does what she is best as, chick-flicks!

I think the problem I had with this was the topic of the film - it's full of contentious issues about women and life which personally, I felt was a load of twaddle. Some wealthy woman decides to trapse about the most poorest places in the world to find herself, moaning about life, men and love, claiming to identify with the women she meets. And how about the men she leaves behind, and how she hurts them. I found her completely selfish and loathsome as a person and couldn't not identify with her.

Overall - an irritating film with questionable characters, I am not sure every woman will enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bizmandan on 27 Nov. 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Eat, Pray, Love is the story of a New York writer named Liz (Julia Roberts), who ends her marriage and, saddled with regret, does what any rational person would do, runs away for a journey around world! Though female self-discovery is the central focus of the film, the director glosses over the plot in favour of picturesque exotic destinations photographed at sunset, food displayed with mouth-watering intensity, and supporting characters bursting with vitality. But of course, there's nothing at all wrong with that luscious imagery, when the main story isn't compromised.

Eat Pray Love allows Roberts' fans to travel the world and back again with her. Her performance isn't a showy one, but one with subtle reactions to dramatic twists and genuine wonder at what her character discovers during her journey. She flashes that infamous smile even through tears (she cries in every other scene!), but despite her performance, it was hard for me to connect to her character. I think the story has a hard time translating Liz's feelings of guilt, regarding the feelings that she shouldn't have quit her marriage, or eaten so much pizza, or slept with that younger man, to the screen.

Still, the film taps into the escapist romantic aspects of the journey that make it oh so charming, and in between appropriate bouts of music announcing every port of call, the film proves to truly be a guilty pleasure.

Although I am not really a fan of this type of film (romance) Roberts' relaxed gracefulness, coupled with a faultless supporting cast, makes this exotic travelogue delightful to watch.
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