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Video Trailer of Julia Roberts, James Franco, and Javier Bardem in Eat, Pray, Love 2010-03-18 09:30:00

Movie Preview: Watch Julia Roberts Eat, Pray, and Love

Elizabeth Gilbert's travel memoir Eat, Pray, Love has garnered a ton of praise — and some backlash — and this Summer we'll get to judge the big-screen adaptation. Today brings us the film's first trailer, which gives away a lot more than the photos we saw a few weeks ago. For those of you who aren't familiar with the story, Roberts stars as Elizabeth, an author who suffers a bit of an identity crisis when her marriage falls apart. Determined to make peace with herself and the world, Elizabeth sets off on a yearlong journey to Italy, India, and Indonesia.

Right off the bat, the movie offers a lot more backstory than what we read about in the book (where Elizabeth's ex-husband and former lover are discussed only in flashback). It could be a smart idea to shed more light on where Elizabeth is coming from, since I know many of you thought she wavered on the side of preachy and annoying. I'm just hoping that spending extra time on Elizabeth's stateside life won't cut into the screen time of her journey, because the gorgeous scenery is really what should set the movie apart from the book.

Check it out for yourself when you

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ilanac13 ilanac13 5 years
i tend to have problems when good books are made into a movie but i think that this could be ok. we'll have to see how it does when the movie comes out - but i';ll go see it. :)
Camarogirl67 Camarogirl67 5 years
Hmm...reading the book, it often sounded contrived to me. I wondered if it was "true" in the same way that "A Million Little Pieces" was "true". If it is, good for her. I too didn't like or dislike the book.
reesiecup reesiecup 5 years
I enjoyed reading about her experiences in Italy. I didn't love the book and I didn't dislike it either. It'll be interesting to see how they translate the memoir into a film.
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