I read the book and was struck by the differences in the book and the movie. I liked the book but the movie was so much better. In the book it was pretty much only about Julie and her blog and cooking. In the movie it was half that and half about the life of Julia Child. It gave such a more in depth look into Julia Childs life. Meryl Streep did an amazing job of playing the character of Julia child. Amy Adams did a really cute version of Julie. She isnt the way I pictured the real Julie to be though. She seemed so very calm and sweet compared to the way Julie portrayed herself in her book.