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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.
Lets get one thing straight, if you have a successful blog or newspaper column it does not mean your story deserves its own film. It happened last year with Marley & Me and now with this soporific piece of crap. Julie Powell's quest to cook all of Child's recipes in a year is a total non-story, there is no character growth, there are no dramatic moments and the only obstacle she must try and overcome is will she de-bone a duck (she does). So how to pad out a non-story for two hours? By combining it with an equally tedious non-event that is Julia Child's time in Paris of course. Neither of these women's lives have anything interesting to say or…
"These damn things are as hot as a stiff cock!"
Had I hated this movie, I would of given it a one-line review of "Cinematic diabeetus." But despite its flaws, I managed to like Julie and Julia, a First World, Oprah-ish, conflict-free sort of picture... but at its center has its titular characters finding meaning and leaping to success in their (really, not too shabby) respective lives by following through on a shared innate passion (cooking - which, actually, never felt like a *passion* for either); Julia Childs by co-penning a successful ''French cookbook for American women without a cook" and later creating a cooking show, and Julie by blogging and cooking her way through her (idol's) book - a…
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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Sweet, charming and more substantive than your usual run of the mill romcom. Nora Ephron did it again. It's like a spiritual successor to You've Got Mail. Amy Adams does her best Meg Ryan and it works a charm. I didn't know what Meryl Streep was doing. I've heard people say she's not as good as everyone says because she's always putting on a performance. Well you can say that again for this one. It's like she's auditioning for a role in a Margaret Thatcher biopic. It was easy to forget the story here was based on two true stories as it says in the opening credits. But that's the reason for it. The real person clearly exhibited an exuberant…
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…
So the movie for Christmas Day was finally switched to "Julia and Julia", the Meryl Streep film whose marketing seemed barely indistinguishable from her other film "It's Complicated". (Asides from the trailer for It's Complicated being substantially more memorable in it's level of repulsion.)
There are two appealing elements to this movie. Meryl Streep's domineering performance as the food writer "Julia Childs" and Amy Adams heartfelt performance as an aspiring writer and blogger. Both appear in mediocre storylines which are expertly combined. Unfortunately there's a limit to how much the way the two storylines are combined can avoid being undermined by the mediocre level of the two individual storylines. However, this film most definitely reaches the utmost boundaries of that…
I love the relationships in this movie. The story is inspiring and emotional, in all the best ways. It has great music, too! I'm so upset I have never seen it sooner.
I don't know if this was a really well done film, or if I just really liked it because I love food. Either way, the unique screenplay is based on two separate true stories: the first, focusing on Julia Child's early days in France where she developed her passion for cooking and writing her first cookbook. The second story focuses on New York blogger Julie Powell's year-long mission to cook each of the 524 recipes found in Julia Child's cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The story shifts from one to another with such fluidity, a true sign of director Nora Ephron's talent. The score is lovely, as we've come to expect from Alexandre Desplat. Meryl Streep and Amy Adams both shine equally here. Streep nailed the role of Julia Child, from her voice to her mannerisms. This film is a beautiful way to spend a night in. Just make sure you're not hungry when watching it.
Sure to satisfy any fan of the hashtag #FoodPorn or Queen Streep.
Light and entertaining. Fab food and Stanley Tucci is very good.
At its heart there's a great message about how even your heroes have to endure struggles and self-doubt. Meryl Streep's performance is on-point, if at times, slightly irritating. Otherwise there's not too much meat on the bone. Nora Ephron writes relatable characters well, but here she doesn't have too much more for them to do.
I never expected this movie to be this good, but is excellent, a real gem in acting and the writing is beautiful, is inspiring!
This is another recommendation made by Agustín (Gusti_28) whose taste in film I trust completely.
The acting is superb here, led of course by Meryl Streep, simply incredible her transformation, even physical, because the character she portrayed is really tall. Amy Adams excellent as always and Stanley Tucci, one actor that elevates every film he is in (let's keep the last Transformers out of this...).
This is another example in the careful selection that Agustín makes when he recommends me a movie, because I love the scene with the song Psycho Killer by Talking Heads (we…
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I've been watching a lot of TOP CHEF this past week, so I felt compelled to revisit JULIE & JULIA.
For the most part, it holds up fine. It's fine. I like a nice solid movie for an adult audience (particularly female). Amy Adam (who I love) is uncharacteristically grating in this, but boy does Meryl Streep SHINE. I'd forgotten how great Streep is in this movie, and now I'm mad about THE BLIND SIDE all over again.
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