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message 1: by Camille (new)

Camille | 13 comments Meryl Streep inhabited yet another body and was wonderful. Amy Adams was a little too Meg Ryan for my taste, but the movie was fun all around.


message 2: by Phillip (new)

Phillip | 10452 comments i was talking to a friend last night who loved meryl streep's performance but didn't dig amy adams at all. i'm not a fan of hers at all, i have a little interest in seeing this, but i'm waiting for the dvd to come out.


message 3: by Tom (new)

Tom | 5277 comments I'll wait for cable. I'm not a fan of Ephron's or (BLASPHEMY ALERT -- BEWARE!!!) Meryl Streep's, so this film holds practically zero interest for me.


message 4: by Bhumi (new)

Bhumi It was a little long, but other than that, the movie was OK. I felt there was no real conflict for a long time...


message 5: by Phillip (new)

Phillip | 10452 comments tom,

your blasphemous posts are among my favorite missives around here...
;)


message 6: by Anna (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 465 comments I loved that movie. It was so positive and wonderful.


message 7: by Ceci (new)

Ceci (cecialbiceleste) | 529 comments Meryl Streep was indeed fantastic. The Julia Child storyline captivated me totally, the Julie the Blogger one not so much. She annoyed me a lot as a character, grrr.

And a lovely curiosity: both Julia and Julie use EXACTLY the same kind, red Le Creuset casserole that I do -- I won mine in in a Heinz casserole recipe competition last May! :) (Along with many great products... sorry about the ad, they're not paying me! lol) It's the best dish around, however, so if you love to cook, do get one!


message 8: by Anna (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 465 comments In Polish version there would be 365 obiadów by Lucyna Ćwierczakiewiczowa (as the book) and some modern girl from big city.


message 9: by Ivan (new)

Ivan I enjoyed the film, and was captivated by Streep and Tucci. It's not that Amy Adams was bad, it was that I didn't care about her or her story - I kept wanting the story to return to Julia and Paul. I would like to have known more about them and seen more of their story - why Ephron didn't simply film "My Life in France" I simply don't know.

I like Ephron's films - maybe not all - but "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail" - and her screenplays for "Silkwood" and "When Harry Met Sally" - what's wrong with going to a movie simply to be entertained?


message 10: by Anna (last edited Feb 05, 2010 09:48PM) (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 465 comments It's nothing wrong with going to a movie to be entertained. At least for me. We all need some entertainment sometimes. Life would be so dull with it.


message 11: by Jim (new)

Jim Cherry (jymwrite) Ivan wrote: "I enjoyed the film, and was captivated by Streep and Tucci. It's not that Amy Adams was bad, it was that I didn't care about her or her story - I kept wanting the story to return to Julia and Paul..."

I wanted to see more of the Julia Child & Paul aspects of it too.


message 12: by Maryanne (new)

Maryanne Raphael (MaryanneRaphael) | 250 comments I loved Julie and Julia. It has a special meaning for me because when my son was 14, he came across Julia Child's private phone number and called her and she let him interview her for several hours and he got an A plus on his interview at school. He remembers her lovingly and took his family to watch the movie. maryanne


message 13: by Mawgojzeta (new)

Mawgojzeta Maryanne: That is so neat for your son!


message 14: by Ivan (new)

Ivan Maryanne wrote: "I loved Julie and Julia. It has a special meaning for me because when my son was 14, he came across Julia Child's private phone number and called her and she let him interview her for several hour..."

That's a memory to cherish. When I was a teenager I sent a copy of a film review I wrote to Francis Coppola after seeing "The Outsiders" - and he wrote me back! Just a note saying he appreciated my kind words (the film got trashed by the "important" critics). I've still got the letter.


message 15: by Maryanne (new)

Maryanne Raphael (MaryanneRaphael) | 250 comments yES, i have a collection of letters from people I admire, Mother Teresa, Anais Nin, Gene Kelly and Mitzy Gaynor. They are very precious to me.
Aloha Maryanne


message 16: by Manuel (new)

Manuel | 469 comments I had no expectations about this movie, but came away enchanted by Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Truth be told, I was more of a fan of Julia Childs; but I totally loved this film.

At times, I would rather the story have been more about Julia Childs and Paul, but still very much worth seeing. I ended up going to the library and getting Julia's cookbook and trying the boeuf bourguignon myself.

There are not many films that inspire me to go out and try something beyond my usual capabilities.




message 17: by Jim (new)

Jim Cherry (jymwrite) How was the beef?


message 18: by Manuel (new)

Manuel | 469 comments thanks for asking.
Im sure it wasn't as good as Julia's. but mine came out pretty damn good.
And yes, her cook book is pretty amazing.


message 19: by Phillip (new)

Phillip | 10452 comments hoooray for cooking!


message 20: by Anna (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 465 comments Maybe one day I will make goulash.


message 21: by Phillip (last edited Feb 21, 2010 02:11PM) (new)

Phillip | 10452 comments i love goulash.
why wait?


message 22: by Anna (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 465 comments I sign up for making goulash on weekend. Hope it will be good.


message 23: by Phillip (new)

Phillip | 10452 comments sign up? don't you just walk into your kitchen and start cooking?


message 24: by Anna (last edited Feb 22, 2010 08:12PM) (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 465 comments So somewhere around Sunday morning I will let you know how it tasted. Till Friday I don't have much time for cooking and I don't want to burn my flat down.


message 25: by Phillip (new)

Phillip | 10452 comments yeah, burning down the flat kind of sucks.


message 26: by Anna (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 465 comments Yeah especially with winter still outside the window.


message 27: by Phillip (new)

Phillip | 10452 comments yeah, that way you're just warm for a few hours...keeping the apartment in tact assures ... something.


message 28: by Anna (new)

Anna (lilfox) | 465 comments Plans of goulash are moved to the different day. My parents came and I have probems with closing my fridge. Hope I will make that before July.


message 29: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) I like Amy Adams but I knew watching this movie that I would find her character utterly dreary. I'd rather this movie have focused ONLY on the book My Life in France b/c Meryl pulled off a breathtaking performance as Julia Child. I found that storyline more compelling. I KNEW the other would fall flat judging by responses to the blogger's book.


message 30: by Tom (new)

Tom | 5277 comments Watched 30 minutes on DVD, and wanted to slit my wrists. Life is too short.


message 31: by Tom (new)

Tom | 5277 comments 20 minutes more of the film, and I"m thinking that the worst thing that could happen to someone is to have Nora Ephron make a movie of their life.


message 32: by Tom (new)

Tom | 5277 comments And after approximately 8 more minutes of Streep's screeching and Amy Adams whining, I just turned it the fuck off.


message 33: by Steve (new)

Steve | 957 comments Legitimate LOL, Tom. Can't imagine it'd be my favorite either. I have some "foodie" friends who enjoyed it, but, meh.


message 34: by Manuel (new)

Manuel | 469 comments Tom I liked this movie a lot more than you; nevertheless,
Im glad you attempted to view it despite your dislike of Streep.


I love reading you input, even when I dont agree with it.
Please keep it up, dont ever stop.


message 35: by Tom (new)

Tom | 5277 comments I went in knowing it wasn't my kind of movie: chick flicks and foodie porn, two major strikes against it. But everybody'd been screaming about how great Streep was, we just thought well, okay, let's give it a shot.

Horrors. For those of you with greater fortitude than I, did anything happen with Child in the second half of the movie, or was it just a merry success story? Was there any drama there at all? Did she have to give her husband to the Nazis or something?

As for La Streep: I have a long and tortured relationship with her. I remember when she was first making it big, and she was getting acclaim all over the place as Our Greatest Actress, and I kept seeing the movies she was in without ever seeing what the big deal was. Entirely fine, yes, but I had (and have) seen better. There were glimmers, of course, little moments in things like THE RIVER WILD where she tells Kevin Bacon that she's going to kill him, or the bit in DEATH BECOMES HER -- "Now a warning?"

And then I saw ANGELS IN AMERICA, and thought she was terrific. Her Ethel Rosenberg in that film remains my favorite of her performances that I've seen. It was followed by ADAPTATION (dreadful film, but she's got a great stoned moment in it) and THE HOURS, where she delivered a teary scene that was as moving as her earlier efforts in that arena had not been) and I found myself a fan.

But after silly schlock like MAMMA MIA, JULIE & JULIA and DEVIL WEARS PRADA I may go back to hating her again. I sure spared myself some shitty movies in the process.


message 36: by Kawthar (new)

Kawthar Ali I enjoyed this movie..
But hated the ending (although its true,, but we're used to happy endings)


message 37: by Tann (new)

Tann | 5 comments I thought this was a great story. Anyone who has had a day job and wanted something more fully understood this story and Julie's mission. It was well-acted and well-written.

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message 38: by Kawthar (new)

Kawthar Ali because of the movie,, i had my own blog made :)


message 39: by Tann (new)

Tann | 5 comments Cool. Where can I read the blog?


message 40: by Kawthar (new)

Kawthar Ali I wrote it in my profile if you want to se it... :)


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