When author Elizabeth "Liz" Gilbert was 31 years old, she had the husband, career and life many women envy. But, night after night, she found herself kneeling on the bathroom floor in a puddle of tears.
So, Liz took a leap of faith. She left her husband, filed for divorce and embarked on a spiritual journey that led her to Italy, India and Bali. Liz turned her quest to reclaim her life and heal her broken heart into a book, Eat, Pray, Love.
Her words struck a nerve with millions of women—including Oprah—and Eat, Pray, Love went on to become one of the best-selling books of the decade. More than 7 million copies of this memoir have been sold in 40 different languages, and now die-hard devotees will get to see Liz's travels come to life on the big screen.
In the film adaptation, Oscar®-winning actress Julia Roberts takes on the role of Liz and returns to the very pizza parlors and spiritual centers the author discovered during her original adventure.
Julia shares the screen with some of Hollywood's most talented leading men. Actor Billy Crudup plays Steven, the husband Liz walks out on, and James Franco is David, a free-spirited young actor who Liz falls for after her marriage falls apart.
Oscar® nominee Richard Jenkins plays the real-life Richard, a spiritual friend Liz meets while in India. And, last but not least, Spanish heartthrob Javier Bardem plays Felipe, the man who makes Liz want to love again.