Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts, is based on the book written by Elizabeth Gilbert that follows the journey of a woman at a crossroads in her life. The movie will be released nationwide this Friday, August 13.
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.
Critics reviews of this movie were mixed.
“Watching the relationship between Liz and Felipe evolve from a comforting friendship to a love that’s both companionable and sexy is gratifying.” – Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
“Unlike the book, there’s no big emotional breakdown; instead, this is a postcard-pretty case of midlife soul-searching.” – Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
“The acting is top notch throughout. Julia Roberts continues her streak of solid performances as she completely gets the Elizabeth Gilbert character, therefore book fans will be thrilled.” – Joel Amos, SheKnows.com
“You can see how it would be fun to spend a year traveling with Gilbert. A lot more fun than spending nearly 2.5 hours watching a movie about it.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“A well-meant, if not exactly transcendent, adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s beloved, Oprah-endorsed memoir.” – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
Check out the Eat Pray Love movie trailer below.
Eat Pray Love is rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity.