Julie and Julia - Julie Powell and Julia Child (Amy Adams and Meryl Streep)

Julie & Julia

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I just finished watching Julie and Julia a few days ago on my computer, and I had built up such excitement in my head that it wasn't as fantastic and great as I'd expected. Do you do that? ....have great expectations for a film, book or CD and it's not as great as you thought it would be? I think it's better just not to have any expectations and then I would enjoy them so much more. I love Amy Adams, and Meryl Streep has got to be the greatest actress of this century. They were fantastic together in the film, "Doubt," as two nuns struggling with their identities. 

In Doubt, they spent a lot of screen time together and the chemistry between them was outstanding. In Julie and Julia, they spent absolutely no screen time together. They did incredible jobs portraying their characters, however, I felt that Amy Adams' character was kind of weepy and soppy. Her character and her friend in the movie maintained that she was a so-called "bitch." But, I didn't see that. I didn't think her character was a bitch. She was just "needy" and a tad "self-pitiful." This film is based on the true-life story of Julie Powell and her 365 days of cooking from Julia Child's recipe book: French Cooking for Americans. I'm sure that the real Julie Powell contains more depth and character than her character in the film. 

All in all, I found the movie to be pleasant and fun, and I learned a lot about Julia Child. I related to Julie Powell's character when she was writing on her blog and wondering about her readers, and who was reading her blog. I empathized with her need to validate her work through the comments her readers left. Thank goodness, I don't get enough readers to become narcissistic about it....I guess :-))). My husband would definitely not be as "saintly" as Julie's husband in the film was.

Isn't Amy Adams just adorable?!
Did you see the movie? What did you think? 

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