Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Eat Pray Love

UK Release: 24th September 2010
Watched on LoveFilm Instant: Wednesday 5th December 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 2hrs 13mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Liz Gilbert (Roberts) 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 divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.

My Review: While incredibly long and drawn out in places, Eat Pray Love can’t help but leave you with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart. It proves just why Julia Roberts is America’s sweetheart as she carries this sentimental film into something rather emotional and beautiful to watch. 
It could get rather cliched and cringey in places but that’s what celebrating life and all it has to offer sometimes brings. I, for one, was inspired after seeing it and started to get a touch of wanderlust. 
I also really liked that while a ‘romantic drama’ it was actually about Liz finding “herself” as cheesy as that sounds. She wasn’t chasing after a man she was looking for peace within herself and I really liked that positive empowering message. It isn’t until towards the end that through coming to love herself that she finds love and that is such a great thing to see.
So while it can be quite far-fetched in places, it’s gorgeous to watch as we visit the US, Italy, India and Bali and leaves you feeling all the better for watching it! And that’s pretty much I really want from a heart-warming feel-good film!

Score: 8/10

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