Film Critic Review: Eat, Pray, Love

Film Critic:

Who will benefit more from a big-screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's best-seller, Eat, Pray, Love: travel agents or divorce attorneys?

Ryan Murphy's travelogue drama of the soul -- like the memoir he loyally adapts -- romanticizes such selfishly liberating decisions as leaving your husband, abandoning your job, and circling the globe to find your inner balance. But vibrant editing, an intelligible screenplay, and a magnetic performance by Julia Roberts keep Eat, Pray from dipping too far into self-indulgence.

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