Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts is based on Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir titled "Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia." This is the story of Gilbert, who had everything a woman dreams of: a house, a husband, and a successful career but was lost and confused, causing her to be unhappy, and therefore, decided to get divorced. After her divorce, she developed a relationship with an actor, but was still searching to find herself and therefore, ended that relationship as well. In order to find herself, she decided to travel for a year to eat fine foods in Italy, to pray and get in touch with her spiritual side in India, and to find inner peace and love in Bali.
I have not read the memoir so I am not sure how close the movie is to the book. Nonetheless, director Ryan Murphy delivered an extremely disappointing, slow, and boring film that fails to captivate the audience. I am so glad I didn't waste $12 on this one by watching it in the theater. If you haven't seen it yet in the theater or on DVD, don't bother as it is a sheer waste of time.