20 January 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Julie and Julia (movie)

I really enjoyed this movie. To be honest, I’d always found Julia Child’s old shows to be really annoying, but I also didn’t know anything about her life. I loved how they paralleled Julie’s life to Julia’s and the quirkiness of the film.

I also really liked that the men in their lives were cast in such a great light. Too often ‘chick flicks’ make the men out to either be the beasts or this insignificant character. I like that they were shown as strong, loving men who supported their wives and were actively interested in what they were doing (okay, and maybe thought they were crazy too). That was a nice change of pace and felt a little more realistic to me.

The story is adorable, the movie is a lot of fun. Both actresses did an amazing job with the characters. I wanted to hug Julie and I totally wanted to have a cocktail with Julia.

Give it a watch… I think even my husband might enjoy this one!

A frustrated temp secretary (Amy Adams) embarks on a year-long culinary quest to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd. The film also covers the years Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and her husband Paul (Stanley Tucci) spent in Paris during the 1940s and 1950s, when he was a foreign diplomat who was eventually investigated by Sen. Joseph McCarthy for alleged communist ties. Ephron’s screenplay is adapted from two books: My Life in France, Child’s autobiography, written with Alex Prud’homme, and a memoir by Julie Powell. Bon App tit!

Rating: ★★★★☆

2 Responses to “Julie and Julia (movie)”

  1. Donna 20 January 2010 at 12:17 pm Permalink

    Very well put! I concur! 🙂

  2. Barbara 15 July 2010 at 4:52 pm Permalink

    Exactly…. my husband said it was a “chick flick” and now I am positive he would have loved it!

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