Saturday, September 19, 2009

Movie: Julie and Julia

We saw Julie and Julia last week. It intertwines a biography of Julia Child, played by Meryl Streep, with the story of a blogger who achieves minor fame by making every recipe in Child's famous cookbook over the course of a year.

My thoughts:

1. This is a good date movie.

2. Cutting out the part about the blogger and making a full-length biopic of Julia Child with Meryl Streep would have made for a truly amazing movie. As it is, the two parts of the film are of jarringly different quality.

3. If the portrayal of the blogger accurately captures her real life behavior, her partner deserves some sort of award. Yikes.

Recommended for the Julia Child parts.