Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Movie Time: Julie & Julia

My mother and I went to see "Julie & Julia" together in Chicago. I didn't think she'd like "Inglorious Basterds," so we went with "J&J." I've read Julia Child's "My Life in France" and Meryl Streep just rips it up as Julia. The "Julie" parts, with Amy Adams were acceptable, but I kept wanting to see more Julia, but after listening to Julie Powell's reading of her book, "Julie & Julia," I realized what a bang up job Amy Adams did portraying a lesser know figure. She seemed to really capture the voice and tone of Julie Powell. Certainly not as good as "Big Night" (which also has the incomparable Stanley Tucci) but worth the price of admission, especially if you have an appreciation for food and cooking.

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