Julie and Julia — The Movie

OK, this is a first.  I’m talking about a major Hollywood movie that won’t be released until August.  But when I saw this trailer a few minutes ago, I said, “I’ve got to take Ryan to see this.”  Ryan is my 13 year old daughter, and after seeing Meryl Streep doing Julia Child, I want to go.  Geesh, I might as well just forfeit my manhood card now.

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9 Responses to Julie and Julia — The Movie

  1. VaNC says:

    Loved the book. CAN’T WAIT for the movie. Didn’t know they had cast two of my favorites, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. But somehow I had envisioned Julie as a more complex character than the trailer makes Amy make her look. Love Amy, but she does seem to make a lot of her characters look ditzy….and I never got Julie as ditzy in the book. A little lost and unglued at times, but not ditzy.

  2. delianeal says:

    Oh I think you can keep your man-card in your wallet for now. Julia Child hacked up a turkey with a cleaver and mallet on tv. Julia set countless braises ablaze on live public tv, with healthy doses of cognac and brandy. Julia, to the day she died, advocated the use of whole cream, real butter and occasional dinners of steak tartare! Julia had more guts and bravado in the kitchen than most of the Iron Chefs (america) will ever have!

    I read about the book and I really wanted to check it out before they made a movie – I’d better get reading!

  3. burgeoningfoodie says:

    And don’t forget.. Julia was a Spy! I believe this is based off a book a lady wrote that won an award for self publishing.

  4. Joe says:

    Well, I never read Julie and Julia, although I did browse the blog occasionally. What I did read a long time ago was Appetite for Life, which is a biography of Mrs. Child. And from reading that — well, looking at the clip got me excited. Or maybe it’s the other stuff I’ve read about the woman, but — and I’m making some guesses here — “Max Bugnard” looks like Max Bugnard. “Paul Child” does remind me somewhat of Paul Child. I can tell another character is supposed to be either Simone Beck (“Simca”) or Louisette Bertholle. They actually show Julia being a physical giant (she was 6’2″, I think, and had a sister who was even taller). And Meryl Streep — bless her heart — does seem to evoke Julia. Not only that, but the rooftop dinner given by “Julie” — in the second or so I saw of it — evokes some meals I read about Julia having. (Or maybe that was M.F.K. Fisher….) Anyway, yes, I’ll go see this, even if it’s just for its evocation of Julia for me. Julie’s story just makes it that much better. Or that’s what I’ll hope, anyway, until I go see the movie. But any of you with this much interest in Julia should go read Noel Riley Finch’s Biography of her. I enjoyed it. It even delves into Mrs. Child’s OSS work, which is the basis for the Child spy stories. Give it a shot.

  5. ryan says:

    ummm father. it doesnt look THAT good. im kinda confused as to why you are obsessing so much over it haha, i mean i dont mind going to see it, but i cant really figure out why you are making such a big deal out of it. but yeah. do you know this person or something? okay yeah. just odd. kbye.

  6. delianeal says:

    After reading Ryan’s response – I really think you need to take her to the movie!!! Don’t tell me that growing up with a foodie for a father, she doesn’t know who Julia Child is? tsk tsk! 🙂

  7. Varmint says:

    Sounds like I’ve been busted. But she should remember visiting Julia Child’s kitchen in the American History Museum in DC.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Oh I can’t wait to see this!

  9. Erin says:

    I’ve been trying to check the book out of Chapel Hill’s library since we moved here in August and it is always checked out. I need to buy it and read it before the movie. Great trailer!

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