The movie version of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, starring Julia Roberts, Gabriel Bardem and James Franco, has been the subject of much discussion since its announcement. Now the trailer has been released. The tinkly strummy background music and slightly groan-worthy dialogue -- "I used to have this appetite for my life, and it is just gone" -- didn't convince me that the film will be worth seeing, although the scenery, wine and food look amazing, but then I didn't like the book much, either. And memoirs-turned-film are often problematic; see the critiques of the Julie Powell portions of Julie & Julia for a refresher in how difficult it is for a memoirist's voice to carry over into a film.  Guess we'll see how it all pans out in August. What do you think of the trailer?

Related in BookPage: Interview with Elizabeth Gilbert on Committed; review of Eat, Pray, Love; review of The Last American Man.

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