Eat Pray Love (2010)
Writer: Ryan Murphy and Jennifer Salt (screenplay), Elizabeth Gilbert (book)
Director: Ryan Murphy
Starring: Julia Roberts
after her divorce, a woman tries to find her joie de vivre again. she travels abroad for a year in hopes of finding herself all by herself.
may jeebus help me, but i liked this movie. it was a nice stray from the usual derived plot path that chick flicks seem to follow. perhaps because it's a dramatization of a real journey? i didn't really appreciate the implication that julia roberts needed to shop for bigger pants because of all that invisible weight gained in italy. did she go from a size 2 to a size 4? there was no belly to be seen there. that was pretty much my only complaint.
i enjoyed the way the plot was divided up into three different sections as well. with only julia roberts as the constant character. the simplicity of the title and the focus of each destination was very clever. if your a chick and you're sentimental and on the third week of your cycle you might want to check this one out with a stereotypical pint of ice cream.