Christopher Tookey of the Mail Online says Eat Pray Love is pretty awful. No. He is not dismissing the romantic comedy, he means the leading character of Elizabeth Gilbert played by American leading lady of the screen Julia Roberts.
While trying to get pregnant, a happily married woman realizes her life needs to go in a different direction, and after a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey.
The film is an adaptation of the 2006 memoir “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia” by American author Elizabeth Gilbert.
Eat Pray Love has a poor rating of 38% from 143 reviews so far, but had the highest debut at the box office with Roberts in a lead role since America’s Sweethearts in 2001. Apparently Julia Roberts is the only reason why people should see this movie as she “plays cinema’s most irritating leading lady for years,” said Tookey.
Directed by Ryan Murphy
Produced by Brad Pitt
Screenplay by Ryan Murphy
Story by Elizabeth Gilbert (novel)
Narrated by Julia Roberts
Starring Julia Roberts
Music by Dario Marianelli
Cinematography Robert Richardson
Editing by Bradley Buecker
Studio Plan B Entertainment
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) August 13, 2010
Running time 134 minutes
Country United States
Budget $60 million
Gross revenue $81,928,119
Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert
Javier Bardem as Felipe, a man Gilbert falls in love with on her journey
Billy Crudup as Steven, Gilbert’s former husband
Richard Jenkins as Richard, a Texan whom Gilbert befriends at an Indian ashram
Viola Davis as Delia, Gilbert’s best friend
James Franco as David
Christine Hakim as Wayan, Gilbert’s best friend in Bali
El Hadji Diouf as Koko, a man Gilbert meets in Senegal.
Hadi Subiyanto as Ketut Liyer, Gilbert’s advisor in Bali
Tuva Novotny as Sofi, Gilbert’s best friend in Rome
Luca Argentero as Giovanni
Giuseppe Gandini as Luca Spaghetti
Rushita Singh as Tulsi, Gilbert’s best friend at the Indian ashram
Anakia Lapae as Tutti, Wayan’s daughter
Arlene Tur as Armenia, Wayan’s best friend