I had been excited to see this movie ever since I first saw the preview, a little over a month ago. So my boyfriend and I finally got ourselves together for a date to see Julie & Julia last night, and I. was. thrilled. I LOVE Meryl and I’m hot n cold about Amy Adams, but regardless of my personal actress preference, I was mostly looking forward to these women’s stories and to getting to know the history of how Julia Child came to be…well, Julia Child.
Smartly, I made sure I ate dinner and was quite satisfied before entering the theatre, and it was a good thing I had that foresight, because this movie is filled with a zillion close-ups of delicious and freshly prepared food, and scene after scene of people taking a bite here or a taste there, and “mmm”ing and “ooo”ing as they gobble up the perfect morsels of food in front of them. Just visiting the website made me ravenous (for a good time, check out the recipes section). Frankly, I think they should have special screenings of this film, where they hire a wait staff, you get a tray and utensils when you walk in, and the waiters bring you some of the signature dishes as the characters in the movie are making/eating them. Does that exist?? Oh my god. Heaven.
My boyfriend admitted to enjoying it (caring much more for Meryl’s story line more than Amy’s), but he wasn’t over the moon about it…like I was. As I sorta expected, I felt very connected to this movie, on several levels:
*it’s a story based on a real-life blogger. *takes place in an outer borough of New York. *portrays women expressing themselves through food. *food. *food. *amazing food.
In this movie, it’s All About The FOOD! Which I dig. I also realize that it’s pretty meta and a little cheesy for me to be blogging about a film about blogging about food. But how could I not blog about it?? It ruled! I’m just sad I didn’t come up with the idea before that Julie girl did.
I’m now actively on the hunt for a killer boeuf bourguignon recipe.