Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love (2010)

Liz Gilbert 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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 13, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 23, 2010
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The scenery is nice to look at, and Julia Roberts is as luminous as ever, but without the spiritual and emotional weight of the book that inspired it, Eat Pray Love is too shallow to resonate.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

With 6 million readers of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir, clearly, the movie has big shoes to fill. It may not succeed, but Julia Roberts and the film's designers give us a lot to enjoy.

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David Denby
New Yorker

We're not so much involved in the movie as idly registering it -- eavesdropping, almost, on a conversation at an adjoining table.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

An engaging but deliberate chick flick at times, Eat, Pray, Love has the quintessential chick flick star at the helm with Roberts, who played the role beautifully...

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The film version is pure wish-fulfillment fantasy.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Try not to hoot when the gaunt Roberts makes a bring-on-the-flab speech to persuade the equally slender Tuva Novotny to eat pizza, even if they get "muffin tops."

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Lindy West
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

The unexamined privilege, the idealization/exotification of all places east, the canned spirituality, the sensual goddamn spaghetti-it's all so focus-group-tested and Oprah approved and self-perpetuating and embarrassing.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

The movie is aware of its own riches; it fills up your plate and dares you not to eat.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The movie left me with the feeling of being trapped with a person of privilege who won't stop with the whine whine whine.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

Let's face it. There are some books that should never be made into movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Even if Julia Roberts is adorable and the stunning scenery will probably make you want to go backpacking around the world, this weak movie feels a bit bloated… More
Rubia Carolina
<br> <i>I mean, here I am with a ninth-generation medicine man and what do I wanna ask him about? Getting closer to God? Saving the world's… More
Nicki Marie
Not as bad as I expected, but still pretty missable. I found the book the same way. I pretty much used this as background noise while I did housework. I missed… More
Bethany Murphy
All this film did was make me hungry and slightly happy at the fact it was such a nice ending. Also, James Franco made a cameo and he is absolutely gorgeous.… More
Lady D'arbanville
A film I've been eagerly anticipating. I'm not a huge fan of Julia Roberts, or of Romantic Dramas in general, but for me, it was the travelling and… More
Alexis Nomm
This was a great, heartfelt story about love, life, food and all the adventures we take and we are forced to take in our lives. I really liked it.