Oct 19, 2010

EAT, PRAY, LOVE (2010)

If you love travelling, I think you might like thiz movie. It’s a real life experience of Elizabeth M. Gilbert who is in self-discovery by travelling to Italy, India and Bali (no one mentions Indonesia?!) in 2006. Eat at Italy, pray at India and finally finds love at paradise island Bali. Her book “Eat, Pray, Love” was on New York Times Best Seller list for 110 weeks. The movie is directed by Ryan Murphy who is the creator of TV series “Nip/Tuck”, “Popular” and musical phenomenal “Glee”. His famous directing credit is “Running with Scissors” in 2006. For the zillionth time, Julia Roberts repeats her role as a typical rom-com queen. Three lovers around Liz character are played by fine Actors such as Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup, and Spider-Man’s best friend, James Franco. Bardem brings a relaxing and warm aura into his character. Another brief and believable performance comes from Richard Jenkins as a devastated man in India. There are some surprising performances by Indonesian Actors such as the toothless medicine man Ketut (Hadi Subiyanto), the little girl Tutti (Anakia Lapae) and a brief performance from Christine Hakim who is known as an acclaimed Actress in Indonesia. Subiyanto is success to deliver a memorable character, although with limited English. At half hour of the beginning, the plot is kind of boring and flat, but after that we will find plenty of hilarious moments and the storytelling goes better. In the end, I come to a conclusion that Liz Gilbert’s character is kind of confused and too much worries about herself, she left everything she had for irrational reasons. Thiz movie has been telling us, “Each city and person has one word to describe it”. Well, my word is selfishness. One thing is for sure, the real exoticism of Bali is more beautiful than what is shown in thiz movie. I won’t tell you, you have to visit Bali and check it out yourself.

Stars : 6/10
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Jonny Fendi

"Listen, balance, my darling, is not letting anybody love you less than you love yourself."


  1. I loved the book. I thought Julia Roberts as Liz was fantastic casting. The trailer looked awesome. I smiled every time I saw it. Turns out, I loved everything about this movie except the movie.

  2. @Free Movie: well, i guess that's fair, Like everything except the movie itself :)