Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Movie Review: Julie & Julia

I love Meryl Streep. Love her. She's amazing in everything I see her in. I wish I had even a fraction of her talent.

Going into this movie, after seeing the previews for it, I wanted to continue to love her, and to love her even more. I've always liked Julia Child, and in the previews it looked as though Streep captured her spirit on every level.

Thankfully, I was not disappointed. Streep played up the comedy in Child's enthusiasm and made me smile every time she was on screen. It was fantastic.

Amy Adams was the other star of the movie. Generally, I'm on the fence about her. She's been in a lot of movies over the last few years, and I've been getting sick of her. She's overexposed. But as Julie Powell, the woman who blogged about cooking her way through Julia Child's cookbook, she was refreshing. She was realistic and likable and relatable. The scene where she made Lobster Thermidor was particularly memorable - it's how I imagine I would act if I were trying to cook live lobsters.

I will not be surprised if this movie results in another Oscar nomination for Streep - or for Adams, for that matter. I'm glad this movie was everything I wanted it to be. It has inspired me - not to cook, but to start blogging again.


katiev said...

hey! nice to see you update!

Becky B said...

Ha, yes. One thing that this movie did for me was get me writing in my blog again!