I used to watch Julia Child on TV and knew a little bit about her. I haven't read Julie Powell's book. But I did check out her blog when I heard about the movie. It would have been really fun to follow the blog as she wrote it. And I don't own a copy of Julia Child's cookbook. Yet. But I think I'm going to have to get a copy. I must make Beef Bourguignon, like the rest of America.
Meryl Streep as Julia Child was AMAZING. I forgot it wasn't really Julia Child. That woman is so talented. I was in awe. Amy Adams was good too. But Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci (as Julia's husband, Paul) were awesome. I think there might be a gold statue in her future.
And because I'm me, I got a little teary eyed in the end. It wasn't really sad. I think it was just seeing her kitchen/tv set and knowing she's gone that got to me. I noticed a few others were dabbing their eyes too. And it wasn't Don.
Elli says :"It was good. It had some bad words. But I really loved it." (It was rated PG-13.)
Don says: "I thought it was very entertaining. I liked the way the story was told. I wish Julia and Julia had met. But life is life."
So there you have it. I give it the Mulkey Three-Thumbs-Up movie review.