The story was based on a best seller with 4 million copies sold and tells the author’s life Elizabeth Gilbert. With a renowned cast, the author is played by none other than Julia Roberts. And beyond that, count with James Franco and Javier Bardem. The feature tells the story of a woman looking for answers, the appetite for life, the soul and the stomach. Who never wanted to drop everything and go on a trip for a year? Liz is an independent woman who dreams of traveling and discovering new sensations, foods, languages and perspectives on life. At Italy, the character finds new friends, flavors and how to enjoy life without guilt by practicing Dolce Far Niente (the pleasure of doing nothing), that is, leisure.
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At India, the protagonist tries to meditate in a temple and like many of us, she doesn’t succeed the first time, but makes new friends, as when she meets Richard. He was a middle-aged man who seemed to dislike Liz in the beginning, but begins to teach her to end her fears. He continues to meet people and learn from each other to see life in different ways. Roberts, who was born a Catholic and a Baptist, fell in love with Hinduism and he even became a practitioner and encouraged his family members to convert as well.
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Imagine the scene, you are going to visit a temple to interview a famous guru and he predicts that you will have a short and a long wedding. And yet, that you will lose all your money in 6 months, you will return to live in Bali for a few months and Ketut Lyer (the feature guru) will teach you everything you know. Several scenes from the film were filmed in the locations described in the book, as an example, in Ketut’s royal home. The director sought to bring the locations of the film as close to the description of each one in Gilbert’s bestseller.
In the scenes in Bali, Liz meets Felipe, role of Bardem, a Brazilian, and during the staging with the actor the soundtrack is more refined and interesting with Brazilian music like: Wave, in Tom Jobim, blessing of samba in Vinicius de Moraes and Baden Powell, Interpreted by Bebel Gilberto.
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The spectator stays the whole length hoping for a happy ending, wishing to travel and try new cuisines. The dishes that Liz Gilbert creates or eats in restaurants are mouth-watering, I recommend that you watch the film with ICKFD’s caramel popcorn and finish with an Italian recipe like Spaghetti or a nice piece of pizza! ; D
The film is one of those films to watch while planning trips or are sad, your day and motivation will improve. You will feel that urge to explore the world and yourself.
Eat, Pray, Love
Director: Ryan Murphy
Duration: 2h 20
Cast: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, James Franco, Richard Jenkins, Billy Crudup and Viola Davis.