Director: Nora Ephron
Writer: Nora Ephron
Cast: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Jane Lynch, Chris Messina, Linda Emond.
Note: Some of the scenes from the trailer were omitted from the version of the film that I watched.
Based on two true stories, this movie is the story of soon-to-be thirty year old Julie Powell who is working in an unfulfilling job and, looking for something to fill her life, takes on the task of cooking 524 Julia Child recipes in 365 days and writes a blog about it.
In addition, the movie shows Julia Child in the late forties to fifties using cooking as a way to fulfil her life and in her journey to publish her début cookbook The Art Of Mastering French Cooking.
I’m really on the fence about this movie. It had food in it (that’s a start). There were some funny moments in it and Meryl Streep played a girl infatuated with food and cooking really well.
I think certain actors are made for certain roles and I don’t think that Amy Adams was made for this role. I don’t know what it was about her but whenever she was in it, all I wanted was for the scene to be over. Maybe it was the way she portrayed the love for Julia Child or maybe it was her voice. I don’t know what it was.
I did love Stanley Tucci. I loved the relationship between Julia and Paul.