Eat, Pray, Love
is the 2010 adaptation of the best-selling memoir of the same name
by Elizabeth Gilbert, and stars Julia Roberts
, Billy Crudup
, James Franco, and Javier Bardem
Liz (Roberts) is a writer stuck in an unhappy marriage. After getting divorced and jumping straight into another relationship, Liz realizes she needs to go on a Journey to Find Oneself
and decides to spend a year abroad, going to places like Rome
, Italy; a village in India; and Bali, Indonesia.
This film provides examples of:
- Big Eater: Liz turns into one while in Italy.
- Dawson Casting: Roberts is at least 10 years older than Liz was when she took her trip.
- Food Porn: A lot of attention is paid to the many pasta dishes Liz enjoys while in Italy. Not to forget that awesomely-looking pizza in Napoli.
- Gratuitous Italian: Averted- Liz is in Italy to learn the language and practice with the locals.
- Informed Flaw: We have no idea why Liz is so unhappy in her marriage.
- Journey to Find Oneself: The whole point of the film.
- Latin Lover: Felipe
- Lotus Position: Used by Liz when meditating.
- Olive Garden
- Scenery Porn: All over the place, given the filming locations.
- Sim Sim Salabim: Averted for the most part. Although a few critics (like Mark Kermode) have criticized the film for pandering to exoticism.
- The Unfair Sex: Liz ends her marriage without any remorse or consideration for her ex-husband. Viewers are to automatically assume that it's all his fault.