I absolutely loved this movie! If you haven't seen it yet, you have to! It's not a chick flick, it's not just for foodies, and it's definitely worth the extravagant price that we pay for movies these days.
First of all, Meryl Streep playing Julia Child was the most awesome choice. From this movie, I discovered what an amazing actress she is. The story line flowed so well between Julie Powell's life and Julia Child's life... the 2 hours and 3 minutes flew by!
Let me just make one comment. I read Julie and Julia, which is Julie Powell's memoir. I have not yet read My Life in France, which is Julia Child's story. I think I should have read My Life in France before seeing this movie because it was kind of a disappointment that the movie left out so much of Julie Powell's character and story. Amy Adams was good at playing Julie, but there weren't enough opportunities for her to show her real bitchiness that was portrayed in the book. I did appreciate Julia Child's part in the movie, though, so it definitely will push me to read My Life in France.
I loved how I related to Julie so much. Especially about the blogging. I get so excited when someone leaves me a comment! *hint hint*... I feel like a celebrity! I feel an obligation to my "readers", whoever they are, to write about my cooking, baking, and eating. Also, I love Julie's drive... the fact that she comes across so many obstacles and yet plows through them (of course with the help and support of her hubby) is just so amazing! In a world of hopeless, negative people, she has given me hope again!
Seriously though, what a beautiful movie. What beautiful people. I think both Julia Child and Julie Powell are such inspirational people (at least for me)! The inspiration lies beyond the fact that they pursue their passions of cooking and baking. It is really about why they did what they did. I will do my best and take action to find JOY in my life :-)