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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$80,574,010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,594,016
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Julia Roberts only agreed to film her Bali scenes on location if the producers agreed to allow her to have her family over there during the shoot. See more »

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When Liz and Richard are sitting at a table sharing a Thumbs Up, the two umbrellas in the drink switch from open to closed, and from yellow to pink, when the camera angle changes. See more »

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Luca Spaghetti: You feel guilty because you're American. You don't know how to enjoy yourself!.
Liz Gilbert: [looking a bit taken aback] I beg your pardon?
Luca Spaghetti: It's true. Americans know entertainment, but don't know pleasure.
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Liz Gilbert: Your name is Luca Spaghetti?
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Review from a Male Chauvinist Pig
20 May 2011 | by Bob_the_HoboSee all my reviews

I usually have a tough time with chick flicks, and it was with great chagrin that I learned that the Friday rental of the house would be Eat Pray Love starring (arguably the chick flick queen) Julia Roberts. I thought I would hate it, I expected to see a sappy tear-jerker with Roberts playing her usual character.

Exactly what I got. Roberts almost cruelly and certainly suddenly/without warning leaves her husband (Billy Crudup) to travel the world, visiting Rome to Eat, India to Pray, and Bali to Love. During her adventures she meets Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins, and many others.

Won't lie, I enjoyed quite a bit of this. A lot of the film is Julia Roberts being Julia Roberts, treading no new ground and playing her usual boring role. But, I suppose, that was the point. The character she plays is boring and normal, and even when she travels across the world Roberts does little to show the changes her character experiences. Can't say I really liked her character, which provided a bizarre feeling for the entirety of the movie. Was I supposed to root for Julia? Who knows.

EPL has some remarkable cinematography that deserves noting. I was surprised it wasn't nodded towards at the Oscars this year; shots of all these countries are beautifully represented. The script lags the most in Rome, but really picks up in India and Bali. As I said, Roberts is an unsympathetic character, but each travel experience brings interesting characters. Richard Jenkins, undoubtedly the most underrated actors ever, shines in his role of Richard from Texas in India. Bardem is good as well, but that's not a surprise. These two are the bright spots here.

If you've seen the trailer you've seen the movie, but if you're not looking for that much I think you'll be as surprised as I was. Worth it for the cinematography and characters. Plus, for that Friday-night chick flick your girlfriend picks out, you could do worse.


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