Film: Eat, Pray, Love

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.
    • In the book she doesn't agree with the husband about having kids.
  • 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.

Alternative Title(s):

Eat Pray Love