Eat Pray Love (PG)

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Time Out says

Thu Jun 10 2010

While trying to get pregnant, a happily married woman (Julia Roberts) realises her life needs to go in a different direction and embarks on an around-the-world jaunt.
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PG

UK release:

Fri Sep 24, 2010

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140 mins

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Cala

I liked this film -yes Roberts like Zellwegger [Bridget Jones] should have put on weight -she has the money to lose it!! but if you can off load the Hollywood[there in most movies anyway-the script and message is strong and the acting good. It left me wanting to eat meditate and love myself ! The negative comments above just show how cynical we are today and how none of us even want to find ourselves! still it is a free world and you can eat what you want when it comes to movie choice!

Lulinha

Honestly, it was very very bad. Julia Roberts is lost, after the 100th cosmetic surgery on her formerly beautiful mouth. The story doesn't make sense: a group of really worn out stereotypes sounding almost racist. The actor portraying a Brazilian just mumbled a few words in pure Spanish accent, even "JUNG" for "YOUNG" and the music was pure C..P. I wasted my time and my money.

Karl

Just watched the movie last night, and it goes down in my film history as worst film ever. It is an over indulgent self pitiful load of crap and has no depth to it and is badly acted directed and written. The countries and people that she meets are as shallow and 1d as she is. This was Terrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible.

Deec

This film was awful. The close up of Julia Roberts eating spaghetti was dire. It took 2 attempts to watch this film and still did not see it all.

Graham Fairclough

I've now seen this film four times, mostly due to American AIrlines' lack of choice and rotation. I can vouch that it doesn't become more meaningful or interesting with each repeat viewing. I like Julia Roberts, but this is a dreary, pointless and seemingly mostly plotless film. Do something else with your time and money instead.

Mike

Finally, they made a movie that lets women know what a guy feels like having to endure a chick flick.

Anne

This is the worst film I can ever remember seeing - and felt like the longest. Please let me feel my time wasn't wasted - spare yourself from seeing it! Wish someone had said that to me.

Jenny

Please ignore Tigger's review. I love a feel good film, but this was beyond dire. Just appalling. Agree with Richard L and virtually all others - this is a film to be avoided at all costs. Alfredo is spot on.

tigger

At last a film which is just FUN without gratuitous violence and/or sex. Four of us went and all agreed it was just a good night out full of cheerfulness. we do not want to go out to be depressed. More good fun films please

tigger

At last a film which is just FUN without gratuitous violence and/or sex. Four of us went and all agreed it was just a good night out full of cheerfulness. we do not want to go out to be depressed. More good fun films please

Anthony

This is a very beautful, well-made film full of emotion and things to enjoy and above all it is a film about a real story of a remarkable and wise woman, The stupid comments here make me sick and says enough about the sorry state our society is in. This would have been considered a masterpiece 40 years ago but in present society there is only interest for fast action and vulgarity, as these reviews show, at least in Britain.

Anthony

This is a very beautful, well-made film full of emotion and things to enjoy and above all it is a film about a real story of a remarkable and wise woman, The stupid comments here make me sick and says enough about the sorry state our society is in. This would have been considered a masterpiece 40 years ago but in present society there is only interest for fast action and vulgarity, as these reviews show, at least in Britain.

scrumpyjack

My comments on 30/9 were deleated. Not sure why - if they were offensive and you reported them, please fill me in! Anyway, I stated that I kinda liked (in a once only way) the poxy thing! NOT enough to recommend it other than wet Sunday afternoon dvd viewing. Not terrible, not good. 5/10

Mike

To anyone thinking of seeing this movie, please make sure you read the audience reviews below. I added my review some time ago. I went and saw this film on the basis of the very cleverly put together trailer. Since then, Joshua of Time Out/New York has posted this review - he gave it 4 stars. Because of the complaints about this review being so wide of the mark, Time Out have since (unusually) added a heading above Joshua's review that it was posted by a New York reviewer. Most recently Time Out have removed the 4 star rating Joshua had given it - notice Time Out have no longer rated this film. Just to make absolutely clear my feelings on this film: The trailer's very deceptive; many members of the audience walked out during the performance I saw; it's ridiculously long - "Alfredo"'s tip about taking an iPod's a good one; I wouldn't buy this movie on DVD if it was in the clearance bin costing 1 pence. Purely for masochists.

ALFREDO

I SAW EAT, PRAY, LOVE AND IT'S ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES I HAVE EVER SEE, SELF-PITY AND SELF-COMPLACENCY ARE IRRITATING. HOWEVER, IF YOU LIKE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY GO AND WATCH THE IMAGES BUT TAKE AN I-POD WITH YOU.

David

The 'Time Out New York' tag on the review did make me go hmmmm but I don't think I've majorly disagreed with a TO review in 20 years, so bought my ticket. Should've dug deeper because all the warning signs are there - adapted from an Elizabeth Gilbert novel, crossing continents in an odyssey about finding yourself, Javier Bardem reprising his role as a Spanish cliche (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and possibly the biggest giveaway, the title itself. EAT before you go as these particular 140 minutes feel like they'll never end. PRAY you don't bump into anyone you know. LOVE the credits.

Julio

I liked it. it spoke to me. acting was good, people I could relate to. Tho the first part is not very understandable (why she left THAT guy, who wasn't unlikable, the rest is good. I was ready for the cheesiness, the new-agey-ness and the self-indulgence (thanks to the critics, who I have to 'review' myself now, as being small-minded), but I didn't find that it was any of these things. Ignore the people who disliked it; it is worth seeing.

Peter Nixon

Haven't read the book and only chap in the cinema, so that tells you something of its appeal. I tried not to have any preconceptions about Ms Roberts or the 'finding yourself' content but still struggled hugely with the clunky cultural stereotypes and Sex In The City meets Notting Hill screenplay. Attempts at both comedy and pathos fall short, and the only real saving grace are the sumptuous backdrops. Not a BAD film as such, just a shallow, self-indulgent one.

Sam

White affluent American in midlife crisis, goes to impoverished India not the help others but to stuff her face with food so she can feel better about herself. And you wonder why some groups hate America...

Mike

I confess, I was never a fan of Julia Robert until she starred in Erin Brokovitch. She thoroughly deserved that Oscar. She was very good (not excellent) in Duplicity with Clive Owen. So, come May this year, when I saw the trailer for this film, I thought it made Eat Pray Love look like a really good film. And that’s the whole point here – the trailer’s very well put together and makes this film look good. This film is extremely clichéd, and very long. Okay, so you and I aren’t writers, but I can guarantee you you could knock up a better screenplay than this. It’s awful. And it’s disjointed beyond belief. At one point Julia Robert’s character says she can’t connect with her meditation. Neither could I. I was so bored. And then people started to leave. At first in ones and twos, and then daring fours, and a group of five. When it got to 15 people who’d left, I stopped counting – by that time I was more interested in the couple in front who’d fallen asleep. This film’s not worthy of two stars. Avoid. . So this is how I imagine February’s Oscars ceremony going: “And the Oscar goes to …sorry I’m having a few problems with the envelope … the guy who put together the trailer for Eat Pray Love�.

Peter

Lacks pace and focus. Far too long for what it is. Would not recommend.

Tony

Wonderful review!! I am happy that some reviews like this one correctly sum up the delights of this wonderful true story. Ok, not as good as the book, but still a delight. Watch Enjoy Dream.

Tony

Wonderful review!! I am happy that some reviews like this one correctly sum up the delights of this wonderful true story. Ok, not as good as the book, but still a delight. Watch Enjoy Dream.

Daniel

Really Time Out? A four star review for this garbage that makes Leap Year look like Some Like It Hot? Are you guys being paid by the studio? The one start review in the Guardian is closer to the truth. Crudup is the only good thing about this disaster