Eat Pray Love ★½

There is a wacky pants-buying montage. There is MIA played upon arrival in India because brown? There are lives touched by the grace of whiteness everywhere Elizabeth Gilbert goes, even though it seems like 95% of her interactions aren't with locals. There's also some colossally jarring editing and Ryan Murphy, while occasionally executing a sequence well, is nowhere near as interesting in his filmmaking here as he has been in the American Crime Stories. Lovely settings and charismatic actors (especially Richard Jenkins, who makes the most of his big emotional scene) keep it from being unwatchable.

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