On August 13th in the year 2010 the United States of America was introduced to the movie Eat Pray Love. The movie starred Julia Roberts, one of America's favorite female actresses of all time, as Elizabeth Gilbert. The movie begins with Elizabeth Gilbert surrounded by the things that most women strive their whole lives to have, a husband, a successful career, a house, and stability. on the outside her life seemed perfect, but on the inside Elizabeth was not at all fulfilled. When the reality of her unsatisfied life hit her, her world was turned upside down, she was newly divorced and in a unstable place, when she decides to travel the entire world on a search for self discovery. This was something that she never before imagined that she would do. Her journey takes her to Italy, where she discovers the true meaning of nourishment through eating. Then she is off to India, it is in India that she has to look internally and find the power of what prayer is. In her search for herself, she ends up in Bali where she embarks upon the realization of inner peace and tranquility that is evident when you find true love.
Ryan Murphy was the director of this film and also wrote the screenplay along with Jenifer Salt. The cast was all star, including Javier Bardem and James Franco. The other stars of the film are Viola Davis, Richard Jenkins, Billy Crudup, Mike O' Malley, Giuseppe Gandini , Christine Hakim, Elena Arvigo and so many other talented people come together to form the life that has changed only to discover that true life is more than material things. The movie has a wonderful backdrop from around the globe, the cinematography is one of the reasons to keep watching this movie. It is filled with great scenes of rolling trees and green hills. As well as classic background scenes of the buildings in Italy, India, and Bali. These places are among the most romantic and eclectic places on the planet.
The film is a drama with rich comedy and lots of laughs, smiles, and tears. It has been called a wish fulfillment movie, a trip in the life of a woman who wants to know her true depth. The movie follows her along her path to self discovery. A movie that most women will truly be able to relate to, understand, and fall in love with the very idea and wonderment presented in Eat, Pray, Love.