Eat Pray Love
Director: Ryan Murphy
Screenplay: Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt
Producer: Brad Pitt
Distributor: Sony Pictures
UK release: 2010
Eat Pray Love: what's the story?
Liz Gilbert has a perfect life - a husband, a lovely house, and a successful career as a writer. But she finds it doesn't make her happy. After a painful divorce and a rebound relationship, Liz decides she needs to take stock of her life and sets off on a voyage of self-discovery round the world. She spends four months in Italy enjoying life, four months in India finding her spirituality, and ends the year in Bali, where she finds romance with a Brazilian factory owner.
Who's in Eat Pray Love?
Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup and James Franco.
Where's Eat Pray Love set?
The film is set in Rome, Pataudi in India, and Bali. The cinematography was described as "gorgeous" by the Daily Telegraph's Sukdev Sandhu - and, filmed in those three countries, it's hard to see how it could be anything but.
Italy is the country that is famous for everything - the romance of Venice, the rich landscapes of Tuscany, the art, architecture and history of Rome, the fashions of Milan. And the pizza, pasta and ice cream everywhere.
India is riotous, colourful, vibrant and extraordinary. The world's second most populous country is hugely diverse in culture, religion, landscape and language - but whether you're trekking in the Himalayas, admiring the stunning Taj Mahal or watching the tigers in one of the national parks, it's a place that leaves its mark on every visitor.
Equally enchanting is Bali, with its beautiful temples, stunning beaches and dance and music shows. Visit the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist temple built on small islands in the middle of a lake, discover the laid-back, car-free island of Nusa Lembongan, or tuck into the best food on the island in Ubud.
What awards has Eat Pray Love won?
James Franco won the Central Ohio Film Critics Association's actor of the year award for his role.
What do the reviews say about Eat Pray Love?
A O Scott, in the New York Times, wrote: "The film offers an easygoing and generous blend of wish fulfilment, vicarious luxury, wry humour and spiritual uplift, with a star, Julia Roberts, who elicits both envy and empathy." In Time Out New York, Joshua Rothkopf added: "All of the performances are knockouts."