Thursday July 9, 2009
Today I went to a screening of the movie "Julie and Julia" starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. It was a really interesting movie because it showed Julia before she became "Julia."
I don't get to see many movies before they open. When I do it is a real treat. First movie that I ever saw before it opened was "Juno" with Micheal Cera. Another really good film that I eventually saw three times once it opened.
This film was about this woman; Julie Powell who wrote a blog about making her way through the book Mastering the Art French Cooking by Julia Child. She had a couple breakdowns but who wouldn't because she was taking on a enormous task.
The movie would go back to Julia Child's life when she lived in Paris with her husband. Paris was where it all started for Julia. I think it was in Paris where Julia found her true calling in life.
Flash forward to 2002 where we meet Julie Powell who is a government worker who uses cooking as a way of relaxing. Both women have a lot in common: both worked for the government, both love to cook, and both married amazing men.
I can't wait for this movie to open on August 7th. I will tell everyone that loves to cook that this is definitely a great movie. Julia Child was an amazing woman who never gave up even when the first publisher passed on her book.
I've decided that I really should try this blogging thing even if I don't adhere to any one subject. I will be a general blogger. Blogging on things that I find relevant or something that needs to be spoken about.