9 August 2009

Julie and Julia


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.

5 comments:

pramod said...

hi friends, this is great for everyone ,

moremony services said...

hi everybody , this is great for everyone ,

mister anchovy said...

Growing up, I used to really enjoy watching The French Chef on public television. I remember thinking, I've never seen anyone like this strange woman. I loved her infectious enthusiasm for food.

mildredgarfield said...

Even if you are on a diet I still would recommend this movie, just so long as you only plan to "feast your eyes." ;-)

mcspb1 said...

Meryl Streep's portrayal of Julia Child was spot-on. She captured the essence of her personality, her enthusiasm for cooking and enjoying French, her love for Paul, her humor and human-ness. Younger people wouldn't know about her since her Public TV show has been off the air for so long, but those of us who watched her each week found her to make dishes we thought would be difficult much easier with her demonstrations. As a young wife who was learning to cook, I appreciated her help greatly! No grandstanding, no reality show setups and competitions, just straightforward teaching people how to create better dishes. Thank you, Meryl Streep! Thank you Julie Powell, for getting this ball rolling!