JULIE & JULIA
I expected JULIE & JULIA to be “lite” entertainment & unsatisfying like some processed foods, but it’s a delicious movie about real women Julie Powell & Julia Child.
Julie Powell lives in Queens in the early 21st century. She is unhappy with her job in a cubicle. Her husband helps her create a blog on which to write about preparing all 500+ recipes in Julia Child’s MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING in 365 days.
Movie includes Julia Child’s attempts in the 20th century to build a meaningful life. She & her husband live in Europe. Making hats & playing bridge don’t interest Julia. Because she loves to eat & a French cookbook written in English doesn’t exist she decides to write one.
Julie & Julia look like ordinary women. In her apt. above a pizza parlor Julie wears jeans & tee shirts. Julia wears comfortable pull-on pants.
Julia Child died in 2004. Her kitchen is on display in a Washington, D.C. museum, & Julie Powell is no longer a secretary. She’s a writer.
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