Delighted. That is how I felt when I saw the movie Julia and Julie. I had read a biography about Julia Child, and the movie was so accurate to her life. I realize it was made from her own book about her life, but sometimes movie embellish even about true stories. I don't feel they did that this time. Who needed to? Julia Child lived quite a life. We follow her from Paris all the way to the United States when her cookbook is published after many years of work.
Having read some reviews, I was expecting the portion on Julie Powell's life to be utterly boring. She is the woman who took a year to cook and write a blog about all 524 recipes in Julia's book, The Art of French Cooking. So many critics charged Julie's portion of the story to be dull, and that Amy Adams didn't bring much life her role as Julie. I disagree. First, how can anyone compete with a life such as Julia Child's? There aren't many non famous people who can match up with that. I felt the portion on Julie Powell was compelling, and relatable. Things weren't wrapped up with a bow either. It felt real and attainable.
The movie stars, if you didn't know, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Stanley Tucci absolutely sings in the role of Paul Child, Julia's husband. And in a small turn as Julia Child's sister, Jane Lynch absolutely shines.
The movie was two hours, yet it felt like it flew by. I really liked this movie. And I would like to hear how others felt about it too. Does anyone else have an interest in watching it if you haven't already?