Better than I was expecting after reading some of the reviews. Uplifting entertainment
Really enjoyed this movie. Wish I could do something like that. I'm adding this to my movie collection.
Not as good as I was expecting!
I absolutely loved this movie. Great music, great scenery. Makes you think about what you really want in life. I found it inspiring and interesting. Javier Bardem is great in this.
Awesome, but disappointed by the ending, preferred the book
I love anything with her in it so found it great.
An okay movie for fans of Julia Roberts not one of her best.
Not a bad film, a bit slow at times and not generally not my kind of movie but I enjoyed it none the less
Disappointed with this movie - very slow storyline with a few flaws in the plot.
I always wanted to see this movie. I love Julia Roberts. I enjoyed this movie
The movie was good, until them put a Spanish speaker to play a Brazilian, the accent is not even similar, and the actor didn't know how to speak in Portuguese so when he tried to it was a disaster.
Great scenery, especially Javier Bardem.
I couldn't get further than an hour into this film. It was boring and pointless.
I don’t know why some people didn’t like this and I thought Julia Roberts really reveals herself in this movie. You don’t need to be on a journey of discovering who you are because love isn’t working out for you. It’s a journey of discovery in all sense and a bit of humour chucked in there too.
Better than expected,Julia Roberts in top form,fun and inspirational movie. But read the book afterwards its even better.
How overrated! Not my cup of tea/bottle ot vodka at all...namby pamby codswallop
Didn't think much of this movie a bit of a waste of time, wouldn't recommend it.
this movie got the balance right in terms of showing the scenery, telling the story, letting us get to know the character (s) and bringing in the emotional and inspirational elements.
It may have been a bit slow, but I love Julia Roberts and it was very relaxing for a very busy full time mum and gave me time to reflect.
Storyline a bit slow for me
terrible show with Julia Roberts pity the scenery was so beautiful
Boring, dull and an advertisement for Eastern religion.
Bit boring in parts but storyline is ok, worth watching for the different cultures and scenery.
Warning, do not watch on an empty stomach, the food will make you so hungry!
Terrible. I couldn't get past the first 15minutes. Read the book instead.
yeah, good movie, awesome locations, but something was missing...Book was much better
Really enjoyed this movie, little long but good. All the actors played their roles really well. Not for everyone, bit of a chick flick. But enjoyable.
LOVED it! I saw this in the cinemas and loved it and watched it over the weekend. Such a great uplifting movie which makes you think alot about your own life. Julia Roberts is amazing as always
I wasn't impressed. My attention kept wandering.
It was a movie based on a very selfish and hedonistic woman - I only watched it half way then turned it off and returned it.
Really nice movie that kept me interested the whole way through.
Boring and over rated. Just too slow.
A good showcase movie. Not the usual mainstream type of movie for Julia. Makes one reflect on your current life. Good chick flick.
Take a vacation, and start a new life.
Story too slow and I turned this one off...
Honestly, I got very bored with this movie.....
Long, uneventful, tedious.
Major let-down..! Boring....! Sorry Julia but .......
I enjoyed it better the second time around.
The DVD I received jumped in a few places. It was ok for me however i am just letting you know for other customers.
This movie was 'nice'. The story of a woman in need of some soul searching which those of us with any depth will have had or will have to do at some time in our lives.
Surprisingly dull and uninspiring considering the movie was meant to be the opposite of that. The dialog is awful and cringe worthy and Julia's character was immensely unlikeable.
One of the best movies I've seen for a long time! loved every minute!
Slow, tedious and boring - After Rome it was all down hill - India didnt even make sense as to what part of the story it fitted into - the 3 different parts of the book did not link up at all.. terrible movie choice.
The book was so much better
Was okay, fell asleep as it dragged on, did not like Julia Roberts in this film, would have liked to have seen an unknown play her role as it would have made it more meaningful.
Movie was ok - book much better
I was happy to sit through this with my wife, it held my interest, most of the time, although it was very long.
Self indulgent waffle. An excuse for the movie crew and Julia to go to exotic locations. Dull.
Depressing that it's based on a memoir.
Very slow, didn't persist despite that fact I like Julia Roberts and had read the book.
Shallow, very shallow, the only remarcable moment of this movie is the confession scene of Richard from Texas (Richard Jenkins) which was a masterclass. All the rest is like a looong video clip...
Very slow in parts, fell asleep near the end. In saying that it was an ok movie some good lessons for life but wouldn't watch again anytime soon.
Very slow movie to get into. If i had been at the movies this is one that I probably would have walked out on.
Halfway through though it started to get interesting, some funny parts.
Is it the people or the places one falls in love with - or is it just fate? Julia did travek to many places and Baly relaxed her and so she found her man. Julia attracts many men to her and gthe final choice was nearly mist. An enjoyable film.
Story about a girl that was lost and confused. My wife & felt the same way watching this. NOT recommended.
Having read the book first, yes I was disappointed in this movie. The stars portrayed a more glamorous story that I think it actually was, and they were obviously much more attractive than the real characters. AND how many people can sit in lotus (legs crossed in groin) as did Julie Roberts!!!
An uplifting film about a woman having a mid life crisis who decides to give up her old life and go on a trip to Italy, India and Bali to find herself. A story that many women (and even men) can probably relate to. A little bit longer than I expected and slow in parts, but still a good watch...
I really enjoyed this movie. Watched it without hubby and really got into it and it has put me in a really nice place happiness wise. I have even been to the library to borrow the book. Good for Chicks.
I enjoyed it. Very easy to watch and get lost in the story.
Tedious and phony.... an insult to women
One of the worst movies I've seen lately!!
I really enjoyed this movie about a woman finding herself again after a failed relationship which stole her soul.
A little disappointing. Really not as good as the book - a lot of the important background struggles have been cut out... and unfortunately I didn't think Julia Roberts did that great a job playing the character...
In love. Has totally restored my faith in Julia Roberts. It honestly touches base of every little thing women go through in a bad relationship and a break up. James franco is HOT! Plus the spiritual side is refreshing in a modern day movie.
The film exploits the popular topic of emerging spirituality in the busyness of modern life, but doesn't do it too well.
Having heard poor opinions on this one my expectations weren't high. It had it's enjoyable moments, and I like the overall message, I just feel they could have said it in less time.
marginally better than the 'english patient'.......and just as fast (?) paced.
I had read the book & my husband hadn't. He thought the movie was good so did I but I thought some important parts of the movie weren't explained as well as could have been.
Not nearly as good as the book
A nice movie, very deep and meaningful, for those who have been married and divorced, and allowing yourself to be loved and to love again, t's a movie you can relate to........
a bit long, but not to bad.
Interesting movie Jullia Roberts was as usual a delight.
Interesting movie. Julia Roberts a great actress. Bit slow in some parts.
Great chick flick! Made me want to take a trip to Italy!
It may be unfair for me to rate this movie as my dvd was scratchy and jumpy...i found eat pray love to be long and boring, there were few moments i was fully engrosed in the movie...a real let down for me.
I would describe Eat, Pray, Love as "Nice", gentle entertainment for the girls. You also get to see wonderful parts of the world.
A great chick flick! I think many a mature women will appreciate the story-line.
So glad there's no late fees cause I'm going to keep this one for a while.
Great movie, left me feeling very serene and happy.
My new fav movie.
Always enjoy Julia Roberts - movie was just a bit long
a bit too new agey for my liking & long winded. Great scenery, but that was about all. I am glad I didn't pay to watch it at the movies!
Not my type of movie but okay
Pleasantly suprised by this movie. Wasn't expecting something extraordinary but it was a nice tale about feeling lost and finding yourself.
I enjoyed this movie but possibly because I hadn't read the book. Slightly relevant to where I am in my life at the moment.
There were bits of the movie that I wasn't so keen on but on the whole I wouldn't mind adding this to my collection.
lovely scenery a good movie about finding one self
Glad I waited for it to come out on video. It was good, but dragged on a bit at times and the way it ended was a bit short. I'm glad I watched it but now that I have I don't think I'll be watching it again anytime soon.
Pretty long winded and could have been so much better. Disappointed but glad i watched it anyway.
Great girls night in movie-Julia Roberts is just perfect for these sort of roles-off to get the book now
Lovely story , just shows we should never give up on life.
I really wanted to see the movie as I was told the book was great, but I was dissapointed. I expected more, and was not that moved. At times it dragged on. But ovarall it wasn't so bad as the scenery was ok!
Every bit as good as the book...loved it!
so boring, end up fackbooking
Pretty good movie.... dragged a few times!!
It started off ok, but I was bored, so bored!!
I lost interest when It started to turn into a travel/food show....
I'm glad I didn't pay to see that at the movies....
Basically a meandering travel guide to italy, india and bali about a woman who takes a long time to figure out that she doesn't have to lose herself in her partners in order to find happiness.
Julia Roberts as always does a good job of making the lead character believeable, but the script is limited and you find yourself being frustrated by this confused woman rather than pulling for her to succeed.
Still, many of the supporting characters are interesting. The time spent in india is the most interesting, although you don't see much of the country outside of a religious compound.
In the end not a bad movie. A good film for a quiet night on the couch with your partner.
loved it, loved the soundtrack more
Loved it. A movie to watch again and again. Julia just made sense in this role. A soul warming story!
Wow i thought this movie was amazing i can really relate to the story, the scenery is just beautiful and makes me want to travel more. Im not really into chick flicks but i enjoyed this one!
This would have to be the most mind-numbingly boring piece of rubbish I have watched in a very long time.
Nice movie not much depth
I realy enjoyed every part of this film, my hubby not so much, so might be one more for the girls.
You'd have to be a big Julia Roberts fan to enjoy this one - alas I am not!
It's OK... Penelope Cruz's husband is probably the best part of the movie. Babe! James Franco is annoying as per usual. But all in all it's worth a watch
Mixed emotions about this film. Julia Roberts portrays her character well, the scenery is stunning, and bought back amazing memories of places I've been. Movies that evoke emotion for both the scenery, and some of the food in Italy are touching, but this one seems lacking in substance. Overall, not a bad movie, but not something I'd be racing out to rent again, nor recommending really. Would have been interesting to read the book first.
A bit slow but quite a good chic flick
could rename this movie..... SMOKE, DRINK, PAS OUT, very boring
Apart from having big stars, there wasn't much else to this movie. There were parts that were very disjointed and I felt the characters didn't actually have much 'depth' to them.
Iabsolutely enjoyed Eat Pray Love, and watched this movie Three times
Very touching and movie story
A little boring. Good film for someone coming out of a long relationship to be re-inspired about life and themselves.
Yep was fun. Not the 'in depth' expose of emotional voyage/discovery I expected but entertaining, Thanks Quickflix xox
good movie in every way except.... Julia Roberts?? really?? noy such a good choice. Very hard to connect to the complexity of teh character in the book when it is played by old hat Roberts.. she is just not quite convincing in this role... mind you if teh author of the book was aksed who she wanted to have played her.. it was probably her choice!
Easy to watch movie, Julia Roberts is good as always.
Noy overly fussed on this one...not one of Julia's better movies!
A fun movie. A different and interesting story line. Easy to watch, would see it again.
I have read the book and thought that it was better than the movie, but saying that, I absolutely LOVED this movie. I thought it was moving, inspiring and a beautiful representation of this woman's life and the decisions that she made. Julia Roberts was amazing and if you are a woman, you MUST enjoy the leading man because Javier is truly delightful to watch. A journey of discovery that everyone should experience.
the book was better but for those that havent read it still a good watch
Julia Roberts is great as always. Some parts of this movie are a little slow moving but the story line is good and the parts where she spends time in Italy and Bali are really great. Worth viewing and a nice gentle story.
not the best Julia Roberts movie but it was entertaining.
Glad I didn't pay to go to the movies to see this film.
One quarter travel documentary, three quarters boring.
Dull orange lighting was poor cinematography.
Waste of a good actress as she droobed around aimlessly.
I spent the whole movie waiting for something interesting to happen - it never did.
Nice, uplifting movie about finding yourself again. Slightly boring at times.
Loved it, I am not really a Julia fan but she was very good in it. Story was great and well acted.
Was ok, a little slow in spots but scenery was nice.
Waste of time watching this movie - very poor surprised even Julia Roberts couldn't save it
This movie could not be played, 7 minutes into the movie it froze
I loved all the beautiful scenes and I did enjoy watching this but it lacks the depth that this story needed. This so called journey of self discovery missed the whole point of what the movie is supposed to be about. Only at the end of the movie some of it came through but throughout the rest of the 2 hours it should have had more substance to her experiences, rather than just watching a tourist having a good time eating and having fun with friends.
2/10... What was all the hype over !
Points for scenery
One of those movies when there are no surprises, knew the ending ten minutes into the movie
Maybe should try the book - it couldn't be worse than the movie
Very slow moving story, 2 hours of my life I am not getting back. Disappointed.
Hmmmm...Julia Roberts is wonderful as usual - I enjoyed the movie, but found it lacked the depth of what it was trying to achieve... :o)
Load of new age garbage. Watch it for the scenery and that's about it.
Badly cast. Story could have been so powerful. Read the book.
Thought this movie would be fine for my wife, however, she found it slow and confusing
i really enjoyed this movie! i had been told how fabulous it was
Really did not expect much of this, except as a 'chick flick'...pleasantly surprised! The actors were attractive and the scenery beautiful, so that much wasn't hard. The 'journeys' this woman experienced would be interesting to most. Very enjoyable.
Great movie. Although I don't think Julia Roberts is at her best in this one.
A bit too real to be enjoyable. Drawn out. Boring even
This is a story that has been told many times in slightly different ways, but the core is the same. It is thestory of a girl who decides that she deosnt want to be married any longer and embarks on a journey to find herself. The people she meets vary in nature from mildly intetresting to downright boring. It is quite long and drawn out and if shortened it would probably be a lot more watchable. Not the worst of its type, but certainly not the best either. Julia Roberts carries it through.
Middle of the road fare from a great cast
self indulgent character . Awful movie ,couldn't watch it all
First time I have seen Julia Roberts in such a boring movie. very dissapoiinting movie
Terrible movie, a waste of time. I will read the book.
So... I might be a bit "out there", but I much prefer this movie over the book! Struggled through the Indian experience in both (maybe I'm shallow), but just adored the Italian and Bali parts of the book - and this movie, of course! Classic Julia Roberts... A true chick flick. Would see again.
enjoyed the movie it was very good.
Really liked the story. But could not be interrupted as lost the plot and had to start again. Loved the scenery.
not highly impressed, a very slow movie.
Somewhat disappointing I was expecting something more, seeing as it was based on a true story! It turned out to be a typical hollywood movie style of film. After all, it's Julia Roberts in the lead role. It's set in some very picturesque countries. It's OK for relaxing and entertainment but don't expect any great insights into life!
a fascinating tale of self discovery
A deep movie in parts, funny ,sad and meaningful
Well its not exactly a bad movie, but just too long winded. It almost felt like three movies or three story lines in one. Definately not a movie I would watch twice.
Very nice to view but not a story of substance to leave any lasting impressions
A great movie well written and a truly inspiring journey, well worth watching, the only thing I will say is that the final part of the journey left me feeling slightly disconnected, not something I can explain you need to see this for yourself and for your own view. I would say that it is one of the more enjoyable movies I have seen and could watch it again in the future.
Well we didn't expect it to follow the book as closely as it did (after all we had heard about it) - it was an ok movie.
Three scenes that were thoroughly enjoyable: learning to speak Italian with your hands, the turkey's cooked, and the elephant. All up about 10 minutes worth of viewing; the rest of the time is time I would rather have back!
i had not heard much about this movie so i really enjoyed it.
Acting was OK but the story was so boring, and meaningless.
An okay movie, Julie Roberts is good in it, the scenery is a little interesting. Its sort of a nothing movie. I wouldn't rave about it.
Lovely locations and beautiful people-chick flick really
If you have time to waste, watch this movie! If you must watch it, at least fast forward through the India scene or you will fall asleep! Not all its cracked up to be.....
Kind of drifts along, like a very lazy Sunday afternoon. Definately a chick flick, I'd say along the lines of Under the Tuscan Sun..not very conmpelling
slow as a wet long weekend, just love Julia,but even the wife found it too boring to watch. cant believe that she accepted the script .
what can you say about this julia roberts movie....boring..boring...boring..enough of these movies,i couldnt really follow why she broke up with her husband.what was going on with her.
Thoroughly enjoyed the movie, much more than the book, the story was beautiful.
I love Julia Roberts, I wonder if she was going through a sole searching period in her life when she made this film as she played it very well. I did feel thought a little flat at the end of the movie, as I was expecting a bit more impact romance with her "champion" but it never came. Still a great movie
Boring and mindless. No decent storyline. Relieved when it was finally over.
Terrible, terrible, terrible. Incredibly dull with a poor story line. It was unrealistic, slow and laborious. Wake me from my coma when it's over...
found this movie slow and hard to get into
This was a great chick flick, but also touchs on what it is like after a divorce
very moving movie highly recommend
Absolutely beautifull. I started watching with my children running around and hated it. Then at night I finally found the peace to watch again and was captivated by it like nothing else for a long time. I highly recommend this movie to everyone in search of "enlightment" :), married or not:), with children or not :).
And I don't particularly like Julia Robert, but I was able to forget it's her...
And it's so long, over 2 hours, but again, time was flying as I enjoyed every minute of it. Cheers.
Over-rated - boring, slow. Had to fast forward parts of it just to get to the end. Not Julia Roberts best performance either.
I loved it was very good.
Loved this movie, wish I could take 4months off to travel to Rome, not so much India, but then another 4 months in Bali. Julia Roberts is such a great actress, well picked. A must see.
Julia Roberts is great in this. Will make you want to travel. Great simple storyline.
so disappointed in this. The book was underwhelming. The movie was ridiculous. Julia why have you gone down the Botox path? the fact you could not express any emotion really destroyed this for me as it was such a major distraction to the plot which was being held together by such a tiny thread. what an annoying character. what a dreadful film.
Difficult to express a book into a movie - some thoughts did not have the same effect on me as did the book.
I love Julia Roberts and I thought this was quite a different role for her. Not her best role but none the less it was quite an enjoyable movie
Having read the book it was obvious that right from the start so much of the storyline had to be spared to fit in to a movie length feature..However the acting was bright and the story easy to follow..I have rated this movie highly as it is entertaining and perhaps if you have not read the book you will not miss some of the deeper and more in depth background storyline. Good acting and great locations..Well worth a lazy Sunday on the couch!!
Wonderful movie. Probably more of a woman's movie, but boys, you can learn a few things by watching it!
Cant wait to watch it again some time!
I walked the journey with this one and loved every minute of it.
Two dimentional characters in stereotped roles - a total bore - Roberts worst role to date.
blah....book so much better
Travelog of Julia Roberts character having a midlife crisis and travelling the world.
Definitely glad I read the book first before seeing the movie. A definite must read and watch for all who want to take full responsibility for what happens in their life and want to make positive and better changes to themselves. Be warned though, once you take the first step to change there is no turning back (this is a good thing). Beautiful scenery and of course if you love Julia, you will love her in this movie. If you are a person (male or female) who wants change in your life, there a lots of moments (both in the book and movie) you will relate to.
If you like Julia Roberts you'll like this movie. If you've visited Italy, India or Indonesia you'll also like this movie. Although she goes away to find herself she finds another man but this time a mature, experienced, romantic single father with a grown family. You're left feeling this relationship is going to work for her.
Fun girlie movie. Missed quite a bit out of the book that would have made more sense to the movie. Characters were great, good casting. Great scenery.
Every 30 something should watch this... there were alot of "ahah" moments in this film for me and my friends.
It was thoughly watchable, a little long... but OMG such a goooooood story :D
I did enjoy this movie. I have read the book and it is very close to the book. The only thing i didnt enjoy was the way they had someone reading the story through the movie.
over-rated very boring!!!
I read the book about a year ago. I struggled through some sections, particularly when she was in India, so I just skipped pages. I watched the directors cut of this, and at 2 hrs 19 minutes, it was just way to long. I know I fell asleep at least once during the movie. Not something I'd watch again, although I did enjoy the scenery of the places she visited.
The main character is not likable at all, which makes for a very long, tiresome story.
Very dissappointing...should have been titled "blah blah blah"
didnt have the chance to watch it so i just returned it
Loved this movie, but is probably one for the girls. I found it to be a movie I could relate to in so many ways. Also the cinematography of such diverse and gorgeous places was part of what made the movie so moving.
A pathetic and boring film about an extremely wealthy aging old menopausal woman who has had obvious and extensive cosmetic surgery such as botox collagen and face fillers. Played by the aging Julia Roberts she goes on a superficial romp to Italy, India and Bali where she is portrayed as a stupid young back packer on a spiritual non-materialistic journey. In contrast to this theme she behaves like a promiscuous travelling slut with money to burn and ends up having sex with a line up of beefcake idiots who in real life probably would run for their lives. The film is obviously financed and produced by the fathers of two really dumb Australians who make meaningless cameo appearances. It deserves a zero rating.
Felt a real connection with the book but struggled to get into the movie. The first half just seemed like a travel brochure and didn't seem to portray what Liz went through on an emotional level, especially in India. Thankfully things picked up in Bali and thoroughly enjoyed the more emotional second half of the film.
Think I was expecting it to be bad from other reviews, but actually enjoyed it! Have read the book, but it was long enough ago for the movie to jog my memory about some parts!
Enjoyed it. Quite funny in parts. Been to Bali but never saw some of those beautiful spots. Must look harder.
Cannot believe I have put myself through the torture of 'Eat, Pray, Love' over three nights. Why three? Because it kept putting me to sleep! Totally through with Julia trying to find herself. I kept watching in the hope I would find a point to this aimless movie, but now believe it would have been more enjoyable to EAT my own hand. I PRAY I never have to watch such drivel again; the only thing to LOVE about it was the titles at the end! I will never get those 135 minutes back again...
Kept interest through out.
So many people watching could relate to her troubles. we need to find ourselves as she did.
This was as dissapointing as thought it would be with Julia Roberts playing the lead character.
We loved it it was different to any others we have seen should have been given 5 stars
Tried really hard to get into this movie but could only watch half. Very slow, so boring, my husband fell asleep in the first 15mins. very disappointing
The film was true to the book. very beautiful scenery and a great story.
Although I had read the book, I was pleasantly surprised by the way the story was translated to film. It was well acted and true to the book. Really enjoyable.
it was good, i got it, surprise because the reviews didnt do it justice! i felt i travelled with her!!
I loved this movie - completely related to it. I wish I had done this when my marriage broke up. She travelled how I would love to travel. I haven't read the book but am looking forward to it.
I usually avoid 'chick flicks' and anything with julia roberts or hugh grant, much preferring action or sci-fi, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this. Well worth watching.
Ho hum, why do persist in renting these kinds of movies, I should know better
Cld not believe the previous reviews on this movie - I think you either get it, or you don't and I got it! This movie is for the hard core traveller, dreamer and romantic - those of us that have spent every day dreaming of another life - awesome movie. Don't let the bad reviews sway you from seeing it, but only if you fall into the above categories.
This was a great movie, started off slower than I expected.
Very disappointing..... Know books are generally better than the movie but with this one, take the book and leave the movie!
2 hours of my life I'll never get back.... Not many redeeming features with this film. Very disappointing
I really, really wanted to enjoy this movie BUT.........it made me 'angry'. . . . . a very strange word to use about a movie I agree. We have a successful woman who has 'everything', beauty, good marriage, successful career, wonderful friends who love
Couldn't get into it, all over the shop, romantic in parts but struggled to find them.
Never quite makes it for male or female
Next time you're having trouble sleeping, start watching this movie and you'll be asleep in no time.
I'm sure it has a very happy ending, but I'm still asking why oh why did I even start watching this vomit inducing pile of garbage to begin with. You could only endure staying to the end if you were comatose. Purile and sterile......but I'm almost certain it does have a happy ending
Loved it. I think everyone can identify with parts of this movie. And it has a very happy ending.
I saw this at the movies and practically half the audience left before the end. That's a review in a nutshell...but let me go on. 'Eat, Pray, Love is a trite account of a self-important, self-obsessed privileged woman 'finding herself'. I cannot believe this film got made...that the book exists is bad enough. The performances are unconvincing, the main character is totally unlikeable and even Julia Roberts' quirky smile doesn't help (not even Javier Bardem is worth putting yourself through this). The only good thing is the scenery. It really should be renamed 'Eat, Pray, Puke'. It deserved the wooden spoon for worst film of 2010.