Monday, January 25, 2010

Julie & Julia, the movie

I know, I know. I'm a little late in viewing the movie Julie & Julia, but better late than never.

I liked it. I liked it so much I will probably watch it again. Meryl Streep is magnificent. What a wonderful actress!! She wasn't an actress in a movie... she was Julia! I thought all the folks did a great job.

I heard one review that praised the portions of the movie that was about Julia and said the parts about Julie were bland. (my word, using faulty memory) Well, all I can say is that Julie's portion of the film was about someone much younger and who had not traveled as much as Julia. I don't think her portion of the film should have been as colorful as Julia's. So there.

**The sets and costumes were superb! Anyone half interested in France will love the sets. France was beautiful.

**The movie is long. 2.5 hours long, so be sure to have a comfortable place to sit.

**OMG... everyone was eating. And eating. And then eating some more. There were a few scenes that I wondered how the actors could talk because their mouths were so full. Viewing the special features, the actor playing the young husband said he purposely didn't eat until filming. The director, the wonderful Nora Ephron, made the actors actually eat. I know they don't film the scenes in order of appearance, but I swear it looked like all the actors put on weight. Meryl said she gained 15 pounds.

**OMG... the butter!! Need I say more?

**I have a new appreciation for Julia Childs. And her sexy marriage, too!

Everyone has their personal preferences in books and movies so this one may not be for everyone. But I enjoyed it. Am I the last one to see it?


Brenda said...

I will have to try and see this. I love Meryl Streep, but probably wouldn't have watched this film because I know nothing about Julia other than she was a famous cook. But you are the second or third person to recommend this movie so I will watch it. Thanks!

Rudee said...

I adored this movie. The book was a little harder to get through, but it was entertaining, too.

When I told my sister in law how much I loved this movie, she got me Julia's first cookbook as a Christmas gift. It was perfect, but I still haven't cooked anything from it.

Meryl was fabulous, wasn't she? Since you liked her in this, I hope you saw her in Mama Mia. She was great! Not to mention brave to do her own singing, too.

Rosy said...

"WellI will have to NOW see this movie even though this is the first time I heard of her having a movie! Ha Ha Ha.

So no you more and likely won't be the last one to see it, more and likely I will be the last one to see it.

Sandy said...

Okay I've gotta see it, I've been wanting to and now I'm convinced because I love beautiful sets and places, you convinced me about France.

cat's momma said...

I saw the movie and loved it too, both actresses' parts. And I kept thinking about all that butter too...hahaha! I felt as if it were watching Julia Childs herself because Meryl embodied her SO well!

Wanda said...

My Julie rented it, but had to return it before I will be sure to rent it. She loved it!

I love anything with butter!

Wanda said...

I'm on my hubby computer, and I keep deleting things. I meant to say my daughter had to return the movie before I saw it....

Sue J said...

I haven't seen it, but I will get hold of it and watch it now that I've read your review. I'm with Wanda on the butter!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra,

Nope... you are not the last one to see it. I just watched it last night and I enjoyed it a lot.

I also have a different way of seeing Julia now, and I'm grateful for that, and I didn't know anything about her marriage before. How great that she had a lovely partnership.

I may watch it again too sometime.


TheRealMandar said...

i just saw this movie over the weekend and thought the very same thing! i was famished after watching the movie! every scene with the food! i LOVED the special features as well :)
today is my first day 'blogging' Julie being my inspiration. lame, right?? i'm not blogging about food or anything...but it definitely put little ideas in my head for things to write about :)