Julia Roberts searches the world for inner fulfillment in 'Eat Pray Love' and she meets Javier Bardem along the way -- not a bad deal.

'Eat Pray Love' is the big-screen version of the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, in which the author ends an unfulfilled marriage and travels to Europe and and South Asia to sample cuisine and prayer to better balance her life. Critics feel Roberts is a spot on as Gilbert, filling the screen with her physical beauty and grace. The locales -- Italy, India and Bali -- are also gorgeously filmed by Ryan Murphy, the creator of TV's 'Glee,' they say.

They feel the story, however, is a little wanting. The Gilbert character is a bit too self-absorbed and removed from real life to make 'Eat Pray Love' a completely relatable movie.
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