EAT PRAY LOVE
NINE, Friday, 8.30pm, M ( 2010)
Elizabeth Gilbert’s best- selling memoir of self- discovery spawned an entire travel industry and soon after, the ultimate popular culture nod – a Hollywood makeover. Julia Roberts ( pictured) plays the lead, a woman at the crossroads of life as her marriage crumbles. Setting off on a global jaunt to “find herself”, she indulges in some gastronomical therapy in Italy, followed by some spiritual awakening in India, before finding love in Bali. While some may be inspired, others will struggle to connect with the protagonist’s well- funded world trip of so- called enlightenment.