Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Joy of Julie & Julia

Here's a little secret I'm going to let out while reviewing the movie, Julie & Julia.

As a pre-teen I was fascinated with watching Julia Child. I loved her show. Something about the way she effortlessly created delicious looking meal after meal sparked something in me. Maybe I was hungry. I don't know.

For awhile I wanted to become a chef because of this infatuation with a cooking show.

A chef! How is it that I arrived in the land of television so many years later? Well, that's a long story for another time... but let's get back to the subject at hand.

Food. Yes, delicious food. You will want to find some and consume it the entire time you are watching the film. A good idea would be to start cooking dinner when watching the movie to help curb the urge.

And Meryl Streep. Wow. She did an excellent job! I mean, really good.

The movie lagged at points but Dear Hubs and I hung in there anyway. I'd say it was the only down side, for me.

I had never heard of Julie Powell, who blogged all about cooking and Julia so this was new to me but intriquing at the same time because I blog. I've heard others say they didn't like the Julie Powell character (played by Amy Adams) but she seemed normal to me. (Despite all of her meltdowns. Doesn't everyone have meltdowns? :0) ) These were also people who read the book before they saw the movie. See, this is why I don't read the books...this way I won't be disappointed. (I'm kidding, people, kidding.)

Anyway, in Jillian's Pages style I'm going to give the movie 3 1/2 popcorns. It brought back a nostalgic memory for me...sitting in the living room watching Julia whip up something while I dreamed of cooking something fabulously French someday when I had my own kitchen.

But for Ms. Streep's performance I have to go all the way and give her the whole set of 5:

Bon Appetit!


Ms.Daisy said...

Meryl Streep is wonderful...just give her any part and she turns into that person! Uncanny, how she can do that! I really enjoyed watching her play the part of Julia Child.

MJ said...

I love Meryl Streep. I was a bit disappointed in the movie but love all things about France so enjoyed the scenery! My dh watched it with me too!

The photos of Bebe's reaction to Santa are precious! My girls had the same reaction!