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Eat Pray Love

Published October 18, 2020

Eat Pray Love

Film info

  • Title Eat Pray Love
  • Director Ryan Murphy
  • Year 2010
  • Run time 2hrs 13m
  • Genre Drama
  • Tagline Let yourself go

Liz Gilbert is a modern woman on a quest to marvel at and travel the world while rediscovering and reconnecting with her true inner self in Eat Pray Love. At a crossroads after a divorce, Gilbert takes a year-long sabbatical from her job and steps uncharacteristically out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life. In her wondrous and exotic travels, she experiences the simple pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of love in Bali. Based on an inspiring true story, Eat Pray Love proves that there really is more than one way to let yourself go and see the world.

Live blog

TimeComment
3:32“Don’t look with your head, look through your heart instead.”
7:50That’s the problem with prophecies… she’s just talked herself into it being true.
11:58Why would they have a conversation about her right outside the door when they have the whole house to choose from?
19:47“One semester of law school, baby.”

Thoughts

I was completely convinced that there wouldn’t be a bad Julia Roberts movie, but I was wrong. Couldn’t get past the twenty minute rule on this one, it was awful! She just wasn’t a sympathetic character at all, flipping out about a prophecy that she essentially forced upon herself, ditching her husband for no apparent reason and having a complete meltdown about it, and then jumping in with the young actor starring in the play she wrote so their dialogue was unfathomably pretentious.

Ultimately, I just couldn’t stomach being in the company of this character for two hours.

Billy Crudup was the best thing about the twenty minutes we watched, so I’m upgrading him to the new position of “there can’t possibly be a bad movie.”

Rating: Unrated

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