I saw the movie "Julie & Julia" yesterday and I thought it was excellent. Meryl Streep did an amazing job as Julia Child and Amy Adams was very good as Julie Powell. I am currently reading the book, but I am only about 50 pages into it, so I can't say how closely the movie follows the book.
I learned some things about Julia Child, that I didn't know before; she was a very interesting woman.
Julie Powell decided to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Childs' cookbook, ``Mastering the Art of French Cooking", in 365 days. It made for some very interesting experiences.
I would highly recommend this movie, I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did my Mother-in-law.