I just saw Julie & Julia and I had to come straight home to tell you about it! I don’t normally review movies, but this is one you will not want to miss!! It stars the amazing Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as blogger/writer Julie Powell. You are probably familiar with the story line…Julie decides to cook all 524 of Julia’s recipes in Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 365 days…and blog about it!! We get a peek at the lives of the two women who, though separated by time, find courage and direction through cooking. But all you will need to hear is Meryl Streep saying Bon appétit! in Julia’s distinctive voice and you will be hooked!! She does an incredible job of recreating everything Julia…facial expressions, mannerisms, and especially her joie de vivre! Amy Adams is charming as a much less confident Julie who is searching for her identity through Julia’s recipes. You will love the blogger references, as Julie wonders if anyone is even reading her blog and her excitement at getting her first comments! I will buy this one when it comes out on DVD just so I can pause it to study the wonderful array of copper pots, beautiful dishes, and that fabulous farm house sink in Julia’s French kitchen, not to mention the scenes in Paris!! (photos from Sony Pictures)
Soooo… what did I do when I got home??
I pulled out a couple of old friends, long neglected…
…turned to page 315… and started my grocery list!! It’s been a while, so wish me luck!
Ozzie says I need it!!
For the official web site for Julie & Julia, click here. There are even some recipes inspired by the movie!