I watched Julie and Julia tonight. Meryl Streep does an excellent Julia Child, and viewers are offered a few historical allusions to help spice things up. The film switches back and forth between Julia Child's life and the life of a young admirer who sets out to cook her way through all the recipes in Julia's cookbook. As someone with high cholesterol and a propensity to put on pounds, all the concoctions looked very much like forbidden fruit (with thick syrups on top), but I suppose a few people blessed with thin genes might enjoy them. If you're in the mood for a heart-warming and very watchable film (and aren't straining under pressures of a diet), I'd recommend this.