Enthralling true story — 1 year ago
I found this film engaging and very enjoyable. It’s the story of Julie, a bored and rather flighty young American woman who decides to cook her way through a recipe book written by Julia Child a few decades earlier. Her husband persuades her to blog about it, and the blog takes off in unexpected ways.
The movie cleverly switches from Julie’s story to that of Julia herself, an American living in Paris trying to find ways to occupy herself. Meryl Streep is brilliant in the role; she seems able to turn her abilities to just about any character. Amy Adams as Julie was lovable if a bit annoying and over-emotional at times, and their two husbands were likeable too.
As much as anything the film is about food, and the art of cooking, with some wonderful looking dishes being prepared. The ending was perhaps a little sudden with no real explanation, but the DVD add-on with comments from the cast and director was very interesting.
Rated 12 in the UK, PG-13 in the USA, probably due to a few instances of bad language.