The story is about Elizabeth Gilbert who divorces her husband and checks out for a year. She goes to Italy, India, and Bali. I was drawn to this movie for two reasons. First, it's about this single woman traveling and I want to be that traveling woman. Second, it's about this woman who is, according to her mom, "always searching for something" and I resonated to that. Yes, I feel like traveling will help me find something that I know I haven't found yet.
But that something is not a man. And this movie pushed that man hunt on the forefront. It showed the beauty in Italy, India, and Bali. It showed Gilbert's relationships with the friends she made. I love how she learned Italian, had a "no carb left behind experiment" which I've been on for a long time now ;-) and mobilized her friends around the world to help a woman in need.
But at the end of the movie, I was left feeling like she found whatever she was looking for in a man. Like without him and without giving in to "falling in love," she'd still be searching. I love me a good romantic plot, I do, but I expected more than that in this movie.