I have exactly eight days to get a copy of “Eat, Pray, Love” and read it before the film comes out on Aug. 13. In a summer where the only other movie I was looking forward to was “The A-Team” (some serious summer fun, especially for those of us who grew up watching the TV show), the movie seems to have been a long time coming.

In the movie — based on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert about a woman who travels the world to rediscover the appetite for her life and remember how to marvel at something — Julia Roberts’ character goes to Italy where she has “a relationship with her pizza.” Food is a huge part of the film.

I’ve already gotten a few PR e-mails from restaurants that will be holding special menus in conjunction with the movie and even one about the challenges of filming the food for the film.

I’m looking forward to this film that centers around not just eating food, but seemingly how food fits into a healthy appetite for life. Are you?

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.