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Lena’s review of Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
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Oct 02, 2007 03:52PM
Not something I'd probably read, but what a wonderfully pithy review, Lena.
Oct 02, 2007 06:03PM
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Feb 04, 2010 09:37PM
I enjoyed your review and agree with it. You were very gracious in your three-star rating, I gave it one-star. I can honestly say this is the first time I enjoyed the movie rather than the book and I have no desire to read her new book. Still and all, you wrote a great review.
Feb 05, 2010 07:12AM
Thanks, Barbara Irene. I was probably a little too generous with my stars, but I tend to round up since I know how hard writing a book can be. The funny thing about the movie, though, was that it made me like the book even less - the parts about Julia Child were so fascinating it put the contrast between the two women in even sharper relief, sadly not to the author's benefit.
Feb 05, 2010 11:34AM
Hi Lena, I just saw the film and, like you, I felt that Julia Child was just so much larger than life that Julie Powell as an entity paled in comparison (even when handled by as likable and competent an actress as Amy Adams). A friend recommended that I read not "Julie and Julia" but instead "My Life in France" by Julia Child, to recapture the magic. You might find that worth a read, too. :)
Feb 05, 2010 12:20PM
Thanks for the tip, Deborah. She was such a fascinating woman I would like to know more about her, so I plan to check it out.
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