The story is surrounds Liz (Julia Roberts) life and the change of how she feels after marrying from a young age to trying to find herself. She travels from her hometown New York across to enjoy the delicious food and learn the language in Italy. (The whole time she's there I am watching wanting to eat Italian and tour the country!) From there she moves on to India to meditate with The Guru, who she discovers through a short-lived romance with David (James Franco). After there she travels back to Bali to see Ketut (Hadi Subiyanto), who see meets in the beginning of the film, to heal herself back together from her whole journey.
Throughout the film/book you see Liz discovering how to love again and who she is as a person. The journey is a beautiful one to read about and watch. It even makes me feel spiritual when I do as you see her struggles with spirituality and when she eventually achieves it. Also learning about all the friendship she makes on her pathway to ‘peace’ like Richard in India and Sofi in Italy.
There are so many amazing lines:
“Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain of what you want before you commit”
“The love that moves the sun and the other stars”
“To Lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life”
It’s shot like a typical Hollywood movie but I think it definitely suits this film. It means that you get the luxurious shots of the surrounds that she’s in, especially in Italy and Bali! The soundtrack is amazing too. It definitely has a variation of music to reflect the feelings and atmosphere of each country she’s visiting.
The film made me think about life, travelling and who I am. This is definitely a good factor of it, but you can also take it lightly and with not much effect as well. I think it’s a definite read and watch depending on what mood your in!