Julie & Julia
What he said:
am not usually
someone who falls head over heels for Meryl Streep.
That's not to say I think she's a bad actress, but I
think people are too quick to praise her
because of who she is rather than her actual
performances. That being said, I really enjoyed her
performance as Julia Child. It was very
enthusiastic and authentic.
Maybe it's because I like cooking (and eating), but I
really liked this movie. Plus, Jula Child
seemed like a pretty hip lady. She'd be
fun to hang out with. The kind of old woman you want for
a neighbor. Not exactly a grandma, but a real
cool, hip, funny neighbor you'd bond with.
She likes to eat, drink, and just generally
As far as Amy Adam's character goes and her journey of
writing this blog (while trying plowing
through Julia Child's cookbook), I really
didn't care all that much. She was not a particularly
likeable character, plus I was simply interested
in Julie Child's story much more. She
seemed like a really interesting person. Despite that, I still
enjoyed it, but this part of the movie really didn't work in
Rating: Thumbs half up.
This movie review was written for your reading pleasure on
November 24, 2010.