Eat Pray Love (2010) Director Ryan Murphy
Eat Pray Love is based on a true story, originally being a book before a film adaptation. It tells the tale of a woman who has come to the point in her life where she has become stuck in a rut. As a result, the protagonist Liz, leaves her failed relationships, successful job and routine in New York behind, in order to find meaning and inspiration in her life, risking her life savings in the process, to spend 4 months each in Italy, India and Indonesia; submerging herself in life again.
What I like about the film is that it demonstrates three different cultures and how they respond in general to health and well-being. Italy is concerned with food and the quality of what you eat, learning to love your body, no matter what size. India is focused on the mental health and meditation, coming to peace with yourself. Then finally in Indonesia, where her journey is completed, by working on relations; helping others and finding love. The film was shot on location, bringing people of different backgrounds together, showing that everyone has their own struggles and you are not alone. It is a film that will inspire you to question what you could change in your life to improve it. Whilst, simultaneously making you yearn for an adventure.