Eat Pray Love

Name: Eat Pray Love
Year: 2010
Rating: PG-13
Running Time (minutes): 133
Description: 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.
Stars: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem and Richard Jenkins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Well, I suppose it was all right. Why does Julia Roberts always star in bad or mediocre movies, though?

The biggest problem this film had was pacing. She wants to go to Italy: bam, she’s in Italy. She crowdfunds for a poor lady: bam, the lady gets $18,000, no questions asked, happy happy happy. Also, I didn’t really get her love troubles. Guy number one wants to study so she ditches him, guy number two does something I don’t even know that upsets her, guy number three has a cute Spanish accent, proposes, is rejected and later accepted…? I did like Richard Jenkins — Groceries is a really funny nickname to give someone — and he moved me more than anyone else. But what I want to know is how Roberts finds Americans all over the globe in no time and, the more pressing matter, how she funds her entire trip when she clearly isn’t working.

The score was okay. I liked how it changed every time she travels to another country.

Overall, it’s a mediocre movie and if you just want to empty your mind on a Friday night, it’ll do the job.

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