Julie & Julia(2009)
Meryl Streep plays iconic chef Julia Child and Amy Adams plays author Julie Powell in this film by chick-flick Queen Nora Ephron (Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail).... More
The real Julie Powell began a blog in 2002 chronicling her attempt to cook every recipie in Child's cook book 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' (1961). This was later published as a book called 'Julie & Julia'. This story, as well as Child's memoir 'My Life in France', are intertwined in the film.
These two women, though separated by time and space, find themselves at loose ends...until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.Hide
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Julie & Julia offers two storylines that run in parallel to each other. The strongest belongs to Meryl Streep, who plays the shrill Julia Childs via a loony yet loveable impersonation with vocal inflections that seem to pitch the celebrity chef as an excited rubber chicken. Her story takes place in pretty ‘50s France, a shorthand location for haute cuisine. Her husband (played brilliantly by Stanley Tucci) is a gentleman academic and a supportive, devoted companion.... More
Meanwhile, Julie Powell (a sweet Amy Adams) is a plucky pixie in contemporary New York, working her way through Childs’ best-selling cookbook and blogging about it. Her husband (Chris Messina) lurks in the background, wiping the bowl with his fingers and talking with his mouth full.
Unfortunately, the second storyline doesn’t prove as engaging as the first and the two strands don’t compliment each other. Awkwardly, a late plot point reveals that the great elder chef is less than fond of her modern-day fan but nothing arises out of this conflict and the way it gets glossed over leaves an unsatisfying aftertaste.
Fans of director Nora Ephron’s previous movies (Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail) will feel at home, while Streep’s squawkings offer plenty of humour. The bright production design and light touch are just the icing on a slightly over-cooked cake.Hide
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Julie & Julia
The Boomer Generation has to face the staggering
implications of its awesome legacy of 45 million
exterminations of the unborn ---largely in the name
-and Hollywood has to get off the paps of the most
awesomely genocidal regime in ALLLL human history
---across the Pacific (-that's 70 million)
THEN MAYBE ---Hollywood and Streep will be visited
by some REAL inspiration ---instead of such routine,
tv-ish, seen-to-death slop as this. ----Maybe...
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