Julie and Julia

I really feel that I must warn you about this film.  I know this is not a movie review site, but since the movie theme is food, I figure it’s close enough!  I actually had no expectations. I knew it was about a girl (Julie) played by Amy Adams cooking through a French cookbook by Julia Childs (played by Meryl Streep) and blogging about the results, so I also had some sympathy for the plot.  My problem was Meryl Streep’s VOICE!!!  She spoke in the most fake Dame Edna voice in the entire movie!! It was shrill and ANNOYING!!! Maybe that’s how Julia Childs spoke in real life. But if you don’t like Dame Edna for 2 hours, don’t see it. The food being shown in the film was good, but not enough of it.  “No Reservations” is better in that regard.  It was such a long movie too. There was a bit in the movie about her sister which was completely unrelated too.  Consider yourself warned.  But if I were to cook through a cookbook, wonder which one it would be…. I would have so much difficulty eating some of the stuff like offal and things poached in pure butter though, as Julie finds herself also getting a bit tubby. 

One Response to “Julie and Julia”

  1. B Says:

    By the way, “No Reservations” is the Hollywood remake of the German film Mostly Martha (Bella Martha). A favourite of mine.

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