Inspiring, life changing experience.
i loved this movie, i was waiting so curiously to see this movie and finally i did, it was little bit long but i had a great time watching it. Most films avoid themes about self awareness, personal growth, and transformation, settling instead for comedy and drama within accepted religious or community guidelines. This subject matter, however, is tackled head on (if somewhat superficially) in Eat Pray Love, a film by Ryan Murphy based on the best selling book by Elizabeth Gilbert. Written by the director and Jonathan Salt, Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts as Liz Gilbert is an entrancing travelogue, a romantic comedy, and a spiritual adventure all wrapped in one engaging package. Liz is looking for personal growth and enhanced self-awareness as summarized in Werner Erhard's discussion of transformation, "You get to look deep down and find out something profound about yourself", he said. "You come to know yourself, not what you think, not what you feel, but you come to know yourself honestly."
The cinematography is excellent. Each of the countries have beautiful spots and the camera work is great as far as showing that beauty. Having had enough of reading mindless negative critiques of this remarkable film, I feel it is time someone put the record straight. We know Julia Roberts well enough to know that she would not associate herself with a bad film, she looked stunning, all those close ups meant there was nowhere to hide, and her own character shone through. The photography was brilliant, the attention to detail, the atmospheres of Italy, India and Bali were all brought to life. I had read the book, but I enjoyed the film even more. Anyone who has been unhappy in a marriage and has wished they had the courage to leave it with honesty, knowing it is the right thing for both parties, will relate to this film. In this case there was a satisfyingly good ending, not always so in real life, but I am sure this film will encourage other women to be braver and believe that they can find love again, and if not, at least they will know they do not need a man to find happiness. The two hours were well spent, I did not notice the time pass, take no notice of the sad critics who really missed the beauty of it all.
This movie has one of the best performances this year Julia Roberts is extremely Good as Liz Gilbert perhaps she was born to play this role, she gives one of the best performance of her life superb
Billy Crudup took me by surprise, he did an excellent job in those few scnes he was in, seriously outstanding.
Excellent performance by Javier Bardem and ofcourse Richard jenkins.
Some scenes really took me by surprise:
1. Julia in her first scene, praying for the first time, chilling and marvellous performance.
2. Billy Crudup in the elevator leaving while hiding his tears.
3. Richard talking about his life while crying
4. Javier saying good bye to his 19 year old son in a deeply emotional way.
and many other scenes ofcourse. every character and performance in this movie is superb. An inspiring movie, a life changing experience, one of my favorite now. superb, excellent, lovely movie.