LET YOURSELF GO THIS AUGUST.
Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts) has pretty much everything, but is still unhappy and feels lost – perhaps a culinary trip to Italy, a bit of praying in India and a love affair in Bali will take care of things? Gilbert’s Oprah-endorsed new age book gets its inevitable film adaptation that lumbers on for well over two hours, but only rarely comes close to saying anything that feels fresh or profound. Still, it has appealing performances by Roberts, Javier Bardem and Richard Jenkins, as well as lovely locations and mouth-watering Italian food.
2010-U.S. 140 min. Color. Directed by Ryan Murphy. Book: Elizabeth Gilbert. Cinematography: Robert Richardson. Cast: Julia Roberts (Elizabeth Gilbert), James Franco (David Piccolo), Javier Bardem (Felipe), Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis, Billy Crudup… Tuva Novotny.
Trivia: Garry Marshall was allegedly considered for directing duties.