Eat Pray Love

Rated 2.0

If you couldn’t guess from the title, Eat Pray Love packages the hot topics of women’s empowerment, self-help and romance into one cutesy story that searches for the elusive “recipe for life” to fix all problems. The film adaptation (based on the best-selling memoirs by Elizabeth Gilbert) stars Julia Roberts as Liz, the woman who leaves America (and all its men) behind for one year to follow every piece of clichéd advice to reach a very clichéd sense of self-discovery. By the end, it seems like Gilbert’s just been searching for something to search for, but that’s is OK because all this “searching” takes place in beautiful foreign lands, thus romanticizing the whole journey. All that geographical eye candy (including shots of Italy, India and Bali) just might immunize your brain from the mediocre narrative. If you’re OK with that, then Eat Pray Love will sufficiently serve as two hours of flavorless entertainment. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated PG-13