Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Julie and Julia

Julie and Julia, the movie.....we saw it last night. So if you are planning to see it don't read any further. I might reveal some plot detail that will spoil the movie for you.

I loved the cooking by both characters. I loved the sets. The apartment in Queens and the house in France. Great set design. But the best was Meryl Streep. What an actress! She became Julia Childs. And I loved the relationship between Julia and Paul. I have never thought of Julia as sexy but their relationship was intimate and quite sexy. Just goes to show, you can't judge a book by it's cover.

What lingered after the movie was the difference between the two women. Julie fell apart when something didn't go her way. She sat in the floor, or even sometimes laid down on the floor and wallowed in self-pity. Not Julia, even when her work of almost 10 years was rejected by a publisher.

"Eight years of my life. It just turned out to be something to do, so I wouldn't have nothing to do, Oh, well. Boo-hoo. Now what?"

Now about the pound of butter or pint of cream was spared. Oh those bad ingredients that we try to avoid. But you know what, Julia while she wasn't svelte, she wasn't obese either. And she and Paul died in their 90's.


Anonymous said...

I shared the Jilie & Julia experience with my daughter. We too loved the movie and felt the Meryl Streep was dead on as Julia.

Anonymous said...

i thought the same thing about julia. who would think of her as sexy or making some of the comments she made. but she sure knew how to enjoy life.

i'm a bit behind in reading blogs as we recently moved into a new house and i've been very busy. how is ned doing?

teresa in lake stevens, wa.