Eat Pray Love


Drama / Romance

IMDb Rating 5.8 10 76,810


Downloaded 150,223 times
April 15, 2019



James Franco as Tino
Julia Roberts as Charlotte the Spider
Viola Davis as Miss Rayleen
598.89 MB
PG-13 on a
23.976 fps
133 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by drazsika-716-814820 2 / 10 / 10

Misbehave, eat, splurge

There are so many things fundamentally wrong with this movie as well as with many details. Most have already been mentioned before me so I'll just rage a bit. 1, uses double standards, to say the least: if you are white and rich - "go out in the world to discover yourself" / if you are brown and poor: go for the arranged marriage no matter how much you'd love to study and find love. 2, even though the movie tries to be a feminist statement what we see is that a woman is nothing without a man and finding yourself EQUALS to finding a man 3, the shallow, stupid, irresponsible protagonist seems to be shown as a HEROINE (!) - an example to follow 4, "You'll lose all your money in 6-10 months" - eating gourmet food in Rome, not working for a couple months and traveling to 2 new continents? Well, well, well... 5, Rome, Italy is NOT a 3rd world country with no running/hot water. Though I lived in Italy I never heard anyone speaking the kind of English you hear in the movie (great English with extremely heavy accent). 6, There already are so many shallow and dumb people: why do you try to cater for them a shallow and dumb story (okay, other than because you earn well with it)? 7, Leaving an unhappy marriage, traveling to discover the world and living in new environments is a very brave thing. However: - not consulting with your husband and not having any communication about a divorce; - discovering the world means to you that you meet Americans who are just like you in India; - going to random places where you seemingly spend a lot and all you get to know is things you could understand from an "Italian / Indian / Balinese Stereotypes" paperback - this makes you shallow and below average. 8, Julia is completely indecisive. The one decision she makes throughout the movie is to keep up her schedule and balanced life. The Balinese medicine man convinces her with one sentence that she decided the wrong way. So she changes her mind immediately: puppet, Puppet, PUPPET! 9, Since Pocahontas we know that not all Hollywood movies need to have a 100% pinky-shiny-happy ending. Maybe Julia doesn't know it. There are good things in the movie though: - you get hungry for a good pizza & fresh pasta - landscape shots, travel suggestions (Italy, India, Bali) - you'll probably feel superior to 95% the characters shown in the movie while utterly superior to the people that like this movie This is one of the very few movies that made me angry lately.

Reviewed by INVERIN2002 1 / 10 / 10

Dreadful and painful

Julia Roberts plays the soulless and selfish character, Liz, as she goes searching for herself in Italy, India, and Bali. This forty something married New Yorker decides to end her marriage since she is bored because that is what you do. Did the man cheat? No. Was he unfaithful? No. Was he unloving? No. Did he abuse her? No. Was he lazy? No. His crime? He was predictable and waited for her. Well, let's walk and act like a 2 year old. Julia Roberts makes no connection with the audience and the film slides into boring and uninspiring mess as she trudges her way to self discovery. The character, Liz, is narcissistic to the point of parody. She immediately takes up with a brooding young actor, and, predictably, leaves that relationship to search for happiness. Her best friend wishes she can go with her on hew adventure - too bad since Viola Davis' character is so under utilized in this film. Liz goes to Italy, eats her way across the boot never gaining an ounce, quickly finds new friends, celebrates a glorious Thanksgiving with a bunch of strangers and claims she is the luckiest girl alive. The only "real" moment in this film is a young girl giving Julia the middle finger from a balcony. It has a lingering moment that rings true. She goes to India, washes floors on her hands and knees which making her actions so unbelievable that an urbane Manhattanite like herself would suffer the indignities of menial labor. By the time she goes to Bali, I checked out of this disaster of a film. Even the scenery can't save this atrocity. The movie is wretched to watch. You may enjoy it if you want to see an egotistical character goes around sulking, whining, and moping about the meaning of life. Liz has been gives so much: a home, husband, job,friends, health, a few bucks and still she is not happy. Ingrates like her character are what is so wrong in this world. They have been blessed and have no appreciation for the many good things bestowed on them. So many suffer and would be grateful to have 1% of what this POS has been given and would be eternally happy. Julia Roberts is utterly charmless and taken her American Sweetheart and turned her into a overbearing shrew.

Reviewed by jeannel2003-618-511281 1 / 10 / 10

Narcissism on Steroids

I didn't read Elizabeth Gilbert's autobiographical book on which this movie is based (and I'm not sure I want to after viewing this movie, although I'm sure the book is wittier and more inspiring), but even reading the New York Times book review I can see that the movie missed the boat. As such, Julia Roberts plays a character who takes the prize for being a world class narcissist. A more self-centered heroine would be hard to find. After asking her heartbroken husband, played by Billy Crudup, for a divorce because she is not happy and needs to find herself, she jumps into an affair a struggling actor, whom she leaves as soon as her divorce becomes final and she is free to travel to Italy, India and Bali, to spend a year trying to sort out her id. I do not recall the movie making clear how she can financially afford to do so (she forfeits everything to her husband in exchange for the divorce), but elsewhere I read that Ms. Gilbert obtained an advance from her publisher to write a book based on her experiences eating, praying and loving for the year. In the movie, Liz eats her way through Italy, struggles with meditation in India -- where she meets the most obnoxious, arrogant fellow traveler, played by Richard Jenkins, who browbeats her until she learns to cherish him as a friend -- then moves on to Bali where she falls in love and literally sails off into the sunset with him. Throughout this tedious film, Liz's actions seem to reflect the influence of the person or persons with whom she has been with most recently; she doesn't seem to have a mind of her own, or heart, for that matter. The only spark of humanity that we see in Liz is when she emails her friends asking them to pass on getting her a birthday present and instead send month to help a divorced woman in Bali to afford a house for her and her young daughter; apparently divorced women in Bali have a rank slightly higher than dogs (nice place). I've experienced the charms of Italy--its wonderful scenery and food, and somewhat insane men--and don't need this movie to entice me; however, I might be put off India and Bali as a result of seeing this movie. One could argue that it is always a pleasure to watch Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem and Billy Crudup, who blessedly all played themselves and not their miserable characters, none of which I would ever want to meet. Is there a woman -- or man -- who would not love to chuck it all for a year and travel the globe in search of self-discovery? Most of us cannot do this because we have responsibilities and loyalties and are not financially independent. This drab story fails to connect on any level except for pointless self-indulgence. Instead, treat yourself to dinner at a nice Italian restaurant, dab on a little Shalimar and watch Gone With The Wind, a truly romantic epic with a narcissistic heroine who is interesting.

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