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  • The parallel story about a young blogger who attempts to cook all of the recipes in Julia Child’s most famous cookbook in a year did not sound all that interesting either
  • I like Meryl Streep, and I enjoy some of Amy Adams’ films, but I was not excited about the movie
  • I heard so many good things about this movie, so I decided to rent it anyway, and make my own opinion
  • While I found Amy Adams’ character and storyline to be a bit mundane, I found the story of how Julia Child became Julia Child to be fascinating
  • I enjoyed learning about her life, and this is a story of hard-earned success

    • by Jessie Bahrey
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      I wasn’t prepared to like Julie and Julia when I rented it on DVD; although I enjoy Nora Ephron’s writing, whether it is books or screenplays, I just didn’t think a movie about the famed cook Julia Child would be that interesting. Despite the fact that she remains one of the most famous cookbook authors in North America, I just wasn’t that interested. The parallel story about a young blogger who attempts to cook all of the recipes in Julia Child’s most famous cookbook in a year did not sound all that interesting either. I like Meryl Streep, and I enjoy some of Amy Adams’ films, but I was

      not excited about the movie. I heard so many good things about this movie, so I decided to rent it anyway, and make my own opinion.

      There are a lot of redeeming qualities in this film. First of all, Meryl Streep nails the look, voice and gestures of Julia Child perfectly, even her annoying voice, with the strange accent; in all honesty, by about half way through the film, I wanted to throw something at the television, because her voice was obnoxious. However, it was so accurate that I would not be able to tell the difference between Streep’s voice in the movie and Julia’s voice in the old cooking ...


      • shows I have seen clips of. Secondly, the relationship between Julia and her husband, played by Stanley Tucci, is charming and refreshingly loving. I enjoyed his character immensely. The third feature of this film, and the one I most admire, is Ephron’s attention to historical detail-the costumes, the cooking utensils, the portrayal of French and US popular culture in the 1950s is amazingly accurate. While I found Amy Adams’ character and storyline to be a bit mundane, I found the story of how Julia Child became Julia Child to be fascinating; I had no idea that she only became interested in cooking when she was 50 years old and
        searching for something to occupy her time in Paris while her husband served as a diplomat there. In a world where women simply didn’t have careers, she managed to get into an elite cooking school while completely unqualified, and through hard work, eventually wrote the most famous cookbook in American history. Her struggle took years, but she persevered. I enjoyed learning about her life, and this is a story of hard-earned success.

        Julie and Julia are well-worth watching, and it will interest many people, even if they are not cooking aficionados. The story of Julia Child is an important example of perseverance and diligence, and of never giving up on your dream.




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