Thursday, December 17, 2009

Movie Review: Julie & Julia

If you know me, then you're mostly likely are aware of the fact that I can't cook. At all. As in, the only things I have ever made with any success are cheesecake, brownies, and Ramen noodles. The neccessities of life, of course. My father says that any one who can read can cook, but I think there is a huge distance between cooking and cooking well.

That's why I surprised my self when I picked up Julie & Julia at the local movie rental store. Mainly, I picked it up because of Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I love them both. And even though I can't cook good food myself, I certainly enjoy it when others do.

I adored this movie. It was fun, and it made me laugh a number of times. The movie alternates between Julia Child's slow rise to fame as a cook in the 1950s and Julie Powell's attempt to cook and blog through the entire Mastering the Art of French Cooking book in one year.

I loved watching the romance between the couples. It was so sweet. The kind that while I watched I was thinking that if I ever did get married, I'd want it to be to a guy like that.

My favorite, favorite part of this movie was listening to Meryl Streep laugh. It has to be one of the most refreshing sounds I've heard in a while, and it just makes you want to jump in and laugh along with her.

Julie & Julie is a great movie. End of sentence.

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