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Eat Pray Love

Unhappy with her life, Elizabeth Gilbert (Julia Roberts) decides to take a year off to go and find herself. This journey takes her to several exotic countries where she hopes to learn how to eat, pray and love. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: C
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 140
Theater Release: 13 Aug 2010
Video Release: 23 Nov 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

This movie, based upon a true story, features a female protagonist who is a writer. What occupations would allow a person to take a yearlong journey around the world? How much information does the movie provide about her financial circumstances? Why is this glossed over?

When Liz celebrates Thanksgiving with an Italian family, what does she say she is grateful for? Why does she fight back tears during this declaration? What do they have that she doesn’t?

How does the greatest regret confessed by Richard from Texas also underscore the importance of family relationships?

What reasons does Liz give for leaving her marriage? Do you think these are the real (or only) issues? How do they compare to the decisions of her young friend in India or the medicine woman in Bali?

As Liz looks at the ruins in Rome she expresses her belief that love cannot last forever. Do you agree with her? Why or why not?

Have you ever wanted to run away from life? Why would you want to go? What things might make you stay?

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