Facing a crossroads in her life, a divorcee (Julia Roberts) travels to Italy, India and Bali on a quest to change her life and find true happiness.
" It's a thin line between "self-aware" and "self-involved" and it's one the movie treads uncertainly. "
" 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." "
" It's about something important, the search for meaning and happiness, about finding one's inner life amid the clutter and confusion of modern existence. "
" We're not so much involved in the movie as idly registering it -- eavesdropping, almost, on a conversation at an adjoining table. "
" The movie is aware of its own riches; it fills up your plate and dares you not to eat. "
" A minor and superficial summer diversion that offers female viewers not much more than a two-hour escape fantasy. "
" It may come as a bit of a shock to some that the most interesting turns in the woman-on-a-quest sojourn don't belong to Roberts, luminous though she is. Those are owned by a number of misty-eyed if masculine menfolk. "
" Glibly portrays selfishness as a life choice, ranking gluttony on a par with finding God and a life partner. "
" The film version is pure wish-fulfillment fantasy. "
" For two decades, Julia Roberts has been a bona fide movie star, and she shines in his gorgeous if overlong travelogue. "
" 'Eat Pray Love': Me! "
" Eat Pray Love is mostly a slog; never giving us a compelling reason why its heroine does what she does, or how she became quite so tiresomely self- absorbed. "
" The film's most crucial constituency -- the book's rabid fans -- are likely to feel well served by Murphy's adaptation, which hews pretty faithfully to Gilbert's story. "
" I stopped trusting the movie. "
" The movie left me with the feeling of being trapped with a person of privilege who won't stop with the whine whine whine. "
" The movie is completely aware of its own riches; it fills up your plate and dares you not to eat. "
" An insane fantasy for rich people. "
" The movie is above all a lovely travelogue, plunging us viscerally into the middle of every country. "
" Eat Pray Love is like an overstuffed lightweight suitcase, with little room for us to feel the emotional connections Liz makes with new friends along the way. "
" Even if you buy Roberts as an introspective writer (I didn't), there's no real sense of an emotional journey here. "
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