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?