Becky and I went to see the new movie Julie and Julia last night with our friends Rod & Kimberly Tactaquin at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Fandango website at Julia & Julia describes the movie as follows:
“A frustrated temp secretary (Amy Adams) embarks on a year-long culinary quest to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd. The film also covers the years Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and her husband Paul (Stanley Tucci) spent in Paris during the 1940s and 1950s, when he was a foreign diplomat who was eventually investigated by Sen. Joseph McCarthy for alleged communist tie…”
Julie & Julia is a funny movie, that also has a great deal of heart and is fun to watch because it’s based on a true story. The acting in this film is great and once again Meryl Streep stepped up showing what she is capable of when it comes to playing different characters. Her portrayal of Julia Child was brilliant and Amy Adams was great in this movie as well.
The film was neat because it jumped between the two people in different time periods, so the film keeps moving and it kept our interest. Both of the women were pioneers in the area of cooking and publishing, but Julia Child is definitely the hero in this movie going against the grain of conformity. She truly broke into the world of French cooking that was dominated by men and a few angry women to pursue her passion.
Julie definitely was changed by her challenge to go through all of Julia Child’s 500 plus recipe’s in 365 days on a Blog. It was pretty cool and showed the power of online publishing.
We all really enjoyed this movie and thought it was definitely worth the price admission, but be forewarned that it’s definitely a chick flick. About 90% of the theater was women, if that tells you anything. Rod and I still both enjoyed it though and it’s a very well done movie.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
Rod – *** Worth The Trip
Kimberly – *** Worth The Trip
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