DVD Review: Eat Pray Love

By Drum Digital
02 February 2011

Romantic Drama. 2010. 133 min.

With Julia Roberts, James Franco, Billy Crudup and Javier Bardem.

Director: Ryan Murphy. 13PGL.

Julia Roberts stars as a writer who’s tired of life and decides to travel to three different countries to meet interesting new people. The movie, and the book it’s based on, makes you dream unrealistic dreams: isn’t it perhaps time you too should hit the road (or the airport) to go off and find yourself while eating pizza upon pizza? But it’s usually not long before you come down to earth, hard – you can’t afford it, you can’t just take months and months of leave, and what about your career when you get back?

Which is why it’s actually best to view Eat Pray Love as a total fantasy. It’s pretty to look at but it’s so far removed from your daily existence – as are many Hollywood movies – that it doesn’t have any bearing on real life. But it’s perfect for stinking rich housewives who need a break from their husbands. Bonus: director’s cut, featurettes.

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