Sunday, August 9, 2009
Julie & Julia - Great Movie!!
Z and I went to see Julie & Julia this weekend as kind of a celebration for finally getting a job and I have to say that it was a great movie!!! I really didn't think it was going to be as good as it was. I was really interested in the Julia (Meryl Streep) parts and I was worried that it was going to be mainly Julie (Amy Adams), but it turned out to be pretty even and both stories were equally intriguing. Not only was it a well done movie - following two completely different stories, yet somehow making them coincide - but it was hilarious! Meryl Streep was amazing in it. She's a wonderful actress and really did Julia Child justice, showing her truly kind, energetic, and down-to-earth personality. My favorite scene is when Julia and her husband, Paul, are sitting in a restaurant and Paul asks her what she really likes to do (I'm sure this isn't the exact quoting, but you get the gist)-
Julia - "I love to eat. And I'm so good at it!"
Paul - "You are, you are great at it"
Julia - "Look, I'm growing in front of your eyes!"
Ha, it was hilarious!
Ok, so, I know that there is a lot of talk out there about the fact that Julia Child didn't like the actual Julie Powell blog, bringing a lot of people to think that this movie won't do Julia Child justice. But, I guarantee that anyone who loves Julia Child, will love the My Life in France parts. (And you might just think that the Julie Powell parts are pretty funny - and just maybe she will put into words your love of Julia Child.)
Enjoy the movie and let me know what you think!
Posted by KellyS