Film Review : Eat Pray Love

Go see Eat Pray Love. See it See it See it.

I did not read the book before seeing the movie but heard rave reviews about it. Plus, I usually enjoy any movie with Julia Roberts in it. I figured it was a winner. And it was. Not only is Eat Pray Love a great personal journey story, but the countries that Julia Roberts' character (Liz Gilbert) visits to take the journey are awe-inspiring.

If you don't know the premise of Eat Pray Love, Liz Gilbert is having an identity crisis. She doesn't know what she wants out of life or who she is anymore, so she drops everything to take an extended trip to figure things out and find her true self. She lives in Italy, then India, then finishes the year in Bali, Indonesia. As you can guess, the movie's title is indicative of Liz's objectives on the trip - to eat, pray and love (in that order).

If the personal journey premise doesn't hook you, see the movie for the scenery...


Pay attention to the sounds during this part of the movie - when Liz makes dinner for herself in Rome. The crunching bread, boiling water, dripping olive oil, and the sound of the wine pouring into a glass is enough to make you drool.


So many beautiful colors and wonderful meditation scenes.


You're going to want to put this cute little Balinese medicine man in your pocket and take him home with you. He's a wise old tortoise with a great message.

Of course, I've gotta talk about the wardrobe in the movie. I've deduced that the costuming is indicative of Liz's journey; she begins the film in the US wearing a stuffy bandage dress and heels. She finishes out the movie in Bali wearing linen and cotton flowy tunics and comfy tops with rope sandals. I'll leave it at that.

Eat Pray Love is vivacious, intrepid, and endearing. You may see a lot of yourself in the Liz Gilbert character; I certainly did. (The movie also got me amped for my trip to and travels in Japan.)
I give it 4 stars!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8/29/2010

    uhhh! I still have not seen this movie! It looks so good!


    xo Ryley


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