Director: Ryan Murphy
The movie “Eat Pray Love” is based on a book by Elizabeth Gilbert. Her story (true story, at that) is that of a woman on a quest to find peace, love and joy after a divorce that knocks the wind out of her sails. After taking the back seat to her husband’s dreams for many years, Liz Gilbert finds herself waking up one day to realize that some dreamers will never grow up or are so focused on themselves, there is no room for another person in the relationship. Rather than spend anymore time in a marriage that she is unhappy in, she embarks on a solo journey to experience the food, the culture and spirituality of other countries and finds and immerses herself in love after a tumultuous inner battle with fear.
Review: This is every woman’s midlife coming of age and rediscovery story. The book became a best seller because it resonated with so many. The movie was also very well received. Julia Roberts brings depth and vulnerability to Liz’s character as she makes her way through her inner journey. As she roams cross-Continentally, the scenery is breathtaking. The food, experienced in a way that makes you feel like you’ll gain weight just watching it consumed. A triumphant story of loss and love and finding your way “home”. 5/5