A movie based on a book which was based on a blog inspired by Julia Child’s life in France.
Starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
The first sentence sums up why this was probably not the best idea for a screen adaptation. The second sentence sums up why it succeeds at being entertaining at all.
‘Julie & Julia’ is a sweet little story that juxtaposes the story of Julia Child finding herself in France and Julie Powell, a NYC resident trying to find herself after a rough year. Not really full of action, adventure, or drama – the movie is very watchable because of the amazing casting. Meryl Streep steals the show as Julia Child. Stanley Tucci’s portrayal of her husband is endearing. I have a soft spot for the adorable Amy Adams who plays Julie Powell.
It’s a cute movie, what more can be said. It’s a little over 2 hours long, and by the end you’re starting to feel it. But there are worse ways to spend an evening, and if you’ve got a supply of munchies ready to go, you’ll probably have a good time with these two ladies.