Julie & Julia (Nora Ephron -2009) B+

I did not know what to expect from this one and I was pleasantly surprised. I knew I’d enjoy and admire the “Julia” part of course, but was not sure about the “Julie” bit. Well, Meryl Streep as the seminal Julia Child is superb and alone worth the price of admission. Less flamboyant but equally impressive is Stanley Tucci as Paul, Julia’s loving doting husband. They really had fantastic chemistry on the screen. It is very well known that Paul Child was madly in love with Julia and this came through clearly everytime the two actors were together. The story follows Julia through cooking school in Paris and the challenges of writing “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. On the other hand we have Julie, trying to cook her way through Julia’s cookbook in her little apartment in Queens. Not an easy feat at all. Amy Adams’ is very likable as the flustered, nervous and always sweet Julie.


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