Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Julie & Julia
Based on Two True Stories
Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
I always like to say that I like people who have passion, no matter what this passion is. Well, I loved this film because it is all about passion. Passion of two people for cooking.
We start with the fact that the film is based in two different books of two different persons, at two different times! And that's already awesome! Thank you Nora Ephron!
Now, the leading parts are played by two amazing actresses: Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I'm gonna say this a lot of times here, but I LOVE MERYL STREEP! She's just amazing in everything she does, and if I had written a book, I would want her to play my part.
I couldnt forget, of…
I took time to watch some videos of Julia Child's cooking show before sitting down to watch this in order to see how well Meryl Streep handled the role. I never doubted her, not for a minute, but I was surprised at how well she did. She was Julia Child. I will admit I hadn't seen Streep in anything before this (aside from Mamma Mia, but I can hardly count that as a great performance), and despite the fact that the film is lacking in several aspects, I think it was a good introduction to her work. She really was phenomenal. Amy Adams was good as well, as was Stanley Tucci, but they don't compare to Streep.
In all honesty…
While Meryl Streep as Julia Child is extremely enjoyable, Amy Adams' "modern" Julia is grating.
On Star Wars day, my girlfriend initiated a "French" themed day. Cue the berets and garlic string necklaces, the croissants, Kronenberg and French red wine. Oh and this movie...
It's one i've seen before and remember it being OK, but never really thought it'd be one i'd be seeing again or choose to under my own steam. But you know what? This was surprisingly watchable. It's pretty entertaining, has a couple of decent stories (one set in 40s France with Julia Childs, one set in 2005 Manhattan with Julia -somebody who made a blog of all of Julia Childs' french recipes.) and plenty of good performances. Amy Adams is her usual likeable self, Streep puts in yet another great character performance and Tucci is excellent again.
Recommended?: If you want a feel-good easy to watch movie that's based on cooking you could do a lot worse than this.
"It's a regimen. Like doing sit-ups.
Film #2 of my 'Amy Adams Afternoon'.
This afternoon plan was a good decision.
She is just so darn cute in this, and the film is as delicious and heartwarming as the gorgeous food.
As her last film, I am happy to say that at least Julie & Julia displays the talent that made Nora Ephron popular in the first place. The movie is well put together, despite feeling bloated, but it is two movies in one, so I forgive that. Now, despite my thinking that Ephron displays her talent well here, I don't actually enjoy the movie that much, and I will tell you why.
For starters I must bring up an old rant that developed after watching this the first time, that being that literally anyone can be Julia Child. I'm serious, try it now. Watch this video and then do your best Julia Child impression. I guarantee that it is just as…
Released on August 7th, 2009 this film is based on a true story... actually, it's based on two true stories: the early beginnings of TV icon and chef, Julia Child and Julie an aspiring writer out of Queens who decides to blog about cooking for a year. These two leading ladies are played by Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, who, in stark contrast to the characters in Public Enemies are actually what really save this film, which is mostly a two hour movie about French cooking. They are adorable, endearing, and fun to watch as they both sink their teeth into their respective roles. Stanely Tucci and Chris Messina play the husbands of both actresses, with Tucci doing an especially…
There is going to be a post coming about my complicated feelings towards Nora Ephron, I promise.
Watched in Hospitality
“I feel like I’m communicating with Julia Child over space and time on a deep spiritual, mystical level - but, mostly I’m just talking to myself.”
Some movies make me understand why some people never give the maximum star rating to a movie, or none at all; so that there’s a little headroom for those cinematic experiences that truly transcend any marker of quality… Julie & Julia is one of those movies for me.
When we say “greater than the sum of its parts” of a work, it all of course depends on what those parts are - and every single part of Julie & Julia, for me, is just about perfection itself. It fulfils just about every reason why cinema trumps…
We follow two true stories, both set in different eras. In Paris we meet Julia Child, who starts a cooking class and wants to publish her own cookbook. In New York we meet Julie Powell, a young woman unhappy with her job. She wants to do something exciting. Julie decides to cook every single recipe in Julia Child’s cookbook and write about it on a blog.
“Julie & Julia” is actually a film that shouldn’t work, two different storylines in different time periods. But it does work, thanks to leading ladies Amy Adams and especially Meryl Streep. Streep manages to become Julia Child, with her authentic voice and great comedic timing, without turning her into a caricature. She takes the attention…
All Julie and no Julia makes this a dull movie.
They was a spoof of Julia child in the movie that was pretty damn funny and why is this so important because that is the best part in the movie and you may disagree with me but I don't care.
I adore you, Mrs. Meryl Streep. I f*cking adore you. Oh my goodness. I have no idea who Julia Child was, how she (originally) looks like, and all but Meryl Streep gives me accomplishing and above-satisfying answers for these questions. And talking about the movie itself, I praise the filmmaker's intention to merge two books of two true stories into one film, although they do not come with fair share. I'm not discrediting Amy Adams (honestly, I think she can totally handle her part very nicely), but her part is a bit... underwritten. I agree that it would be collecting more praises if we focus only to Julia Child and reshape this film into a film of Julia only. But, JULIE & JULIA is enough to inspire us to pursue dreams in a very non-conventional, non-tear-jerking way.
What I got to say about "Julie & Julia" is it's a delightful film from start to finish. The performances by the cast is enjoyable. "Meryl Streep is one of her breathtaking performances in her hole career. She is a beguiling in this movie." Also, magnificent chemistry by the hole cast. The directing and screenplay by Nora Ephron is so beautifully. And the score is enchanting. "I'm raving that "Julie & Julia" is one of the year's best movie for a based on two stories into one outstanding movie of 2009!"
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