June 17, 2009
I've seen the trailer in the theater, and watched it several times at home. I just gotta see Julie & Julia when it comes out August 7th! To view the trailer, click here.
I'm not a big moviegoer, and I don't even have many favorite movies. I'm not the one here in the Cleaver residence who has DVDs in haphazard piles near the TV.
But there's something about this movie that calls to me. Maybe it's the young Julie, feeling lost and oh-so NOT special, looking for her niche. Maybe it's her tackling some complicated recipes, with various levels of success.
Or it might be Meryl Streep playing Julia Child, and getting her high pitched voice so right!
Or it might just be the story of Julia Child's life. She didn't spend all of her time in the kitchen, ya know.
So until this movie comes out, I'm off to the library to get the two true stories that inspired the movie: Julie & Julia by Julie Powell, and My Life in France by Julia Child. I have a feeling I'll be blogging about these books at a later date.
I'm pretty confident that I'll only be buying one ticket for this - I don't see Julie & Julia as a film the Mister would like. And that's fine with me, as I loathe most of the movies he watches here at home. Being a good wife, however, I refrain from loads of negative comments and gagging noises; I usually just roll my eyes, sigh a little too loudly (was that me?), and busy myself in another room.
For your viewing pleasure, a pair of videos:
Julia Child, a snippet of her roasting a chicken program
Dan Aykroyd, as Julia Child
As Julia would say, "Bon Apetit!"