Will There Ever Be An Eat Pray Love 2?


After the success of her memoir, Elizabeth Gilbert once again turned to her personal life to create a sequel. In 2010, the author wrote Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, a direct sequel to Eat, Pray, Love. In Committed, Gilbert details how she and Felipe found solace and were forced by legal circumstances to marry so they could live together in the United States.

After the memoir was published, Felipe and Elizabeth divorced (via Daily Mail). “Committed” was successful in its own right, but certainly doesn’t carry the same cultural weight that “Eat, Pray, Love” established on its debut. Like its predecessor, “Committed” was well-received, though some weren’t thrilled that the author was writing a musing on marriage, especially after penning a memoir demonstrating the importance of self-love and independence (via The Guardian).

Ryan Murphy, Julia Roberts and Columbia Pictures have welcomed a cinematic sequel to Eat Pray Love. Why? It is possible that the moment is over. In recent years, critics have slammed Gilbert’s attempts to capitalize on other cultures, with Vogue’s Emma Specter writing (just before watching the film’s India snippet): “I’m literally horrified at how much cultural appropriation is happening on my TV will be screen.” Of course, reboots and sequels are a dime a dozen these days, so maybe we’ll see Roberts and Bardem step back into the role of lovers (albeit with a doomed ending).

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