MARCH 2011

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!


kimberbee90 said...

I do want to see this too. I also want to see The Time Traveler's Wife. I just got the book from Amazon so I'll let you know how it is. Mom is going to read it first. Glad you got out to do something fun!

Lindalou said...

I can't wait to see this movie. We've been on vacation all week, so couldn't get there yet. This week-end for sure. Would love to go with Krissy and Cait...don't know if Krissy can get an evening away from the kids...but maybe.

Thanks for the review. It only makes me more excited.

Lindalou said...

Loved it, loved it...loved it.