Friday, August 28, 2009

Julia


When your husband is a film professor, you get to see a lot of movies, whether you like it or not. But they aren't always easy watching ones, and generally the chick flicks are avoided.
BUT. After a little bribery by way of ice cream last night, I convinced Phil to go with me to Julie & Julia - the new movie with Meryl Streep as Julia Child learning to cook & write a cookbook and Amy Adams as a woman named Julie Powell, who has a dead end job and decides to cook her way through Julia Childs cookbook in 365 days. The whole Amy Adams part of the story was a bit of a yawn (or at least, it certified the movie as chick flick), but Wow. Is there ANYONE in the world funnier than Meryl Streep playing Julia Child? We both agreed we found ourselves cheering inside each time the movie switched back to post-WWII Paris, and the Child household again. I've never seen anyone looking like they were having so much fun, and she had both Phil and I hooting out loud laughing. I mean, tears in my eyes funny. I think I'm in love. I'm not sure if it's with Meryl Streep or Julia Childs or both. I left the theater totally inspired, dreaming of butter and (as a 12 year veteran of vegetarianism) slightly confused at my hankering for Boeuf à la Bourguignonne.

3 comments:

Amber DavisHanna said...

ahh, george and I want to see this movie! Glad you have the blog back up and running on a regular basis :) i am posting some new stuff to ours tonight.
-A

Red Prairie Press said...

you should. really great.
still bummed we're missing the autumn harvest, but can't wait to see photos.

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