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If Julia Roberts eats pasta, then everybody eats pasta.


  • Sony Pictures

In the preview for Julia Roberts’ new chick-lit-turned-flick Eat Pray Love, which opens on Friday, she addresses a bowl of pasta with a cringeworthy declaration: “This is my no-carb-left-behind experiment.” But Elizabeth Gilbert’s titular book was on the New York Times bestseller list for 158 weeks, and Glee creator Ryan Murphy helmed the film adaptation. It seems like the foodie sentiment resonates with the coveted Sex and the City demographic that movie studios are so keen to get into the theaters. Yet that silly little line reveals a little more about our food attitudes than the screenwriters intended.