We sneaked out to see a matinee showing of Julie & Julia yesterday.
I was excited to see this movie because it is a combination of so many
of my favorite things...food, eating, cooking, blogging, (basically my
life), Meryl Streep, Paris, and Nora Ephron.
This film is a delightful interweaving of two true stories; Julia Child,
the famous master of French cooking and Julie Powell, a young New
York blogger, who decides to make 524 recipes, from Julia Child's
cookbook, in 364 days and post them on her blog. Meryl Streep, as
you can well imagine, amazingly transforms herself into Julia Child,
who I really didn't know all that much about, before seeing this movie.
Her husband is played by the charming Stanley Tucci, and Amy
Adams is the blogger, Julie Powel.
I am already a huge fan of Nora Ephron, who wrote the screen play,
as well as directed this movie, and I will have to say, I was not
disappointed. I laughed and cried though the entire film. I was even
delighted to see my beloved Blue Willow pattern china was also a
favorite of Child's and she used it nearly everyday, just like I do! By
the way, did you know her Cambridge, Massachusetts kitchen is now
in the Smithsonian?
Now, WT was not exactly jumping out of his skin to see this movie.
He agreed, though, tagging along with me. But, on the way home,
he did a better Julia Child imitation than me. "Neeeever apologize."
In fact, he did a better job than Meryl Streep. Scary, I know.
A word of caution. Make sure you eat before seeing this movie. You
don't want to watch this one on an empty stomach.