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Old 07-28-2009, 04:47 PM   #11
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i can't WAIT to see this movie. she was the dearest woman, rest her soul.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:38 PM   #12
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Has anyone cooked any Julia recipes? I would be interested to hear what you think. Trying to decide if I should buy her book.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:18 AM   #13
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Went to see it yesterday first showing, but the film burned up half-way through...

We got refunds and rain checks, so we're giving it another go in a couple hours.

From what we saw yesterday it was great fun.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:24 PM   #14
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loved the film, excellent!

Snickersmom, yes I have cooked lots of her recipes. She walks you through step by step. Excellent. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is tops as is The Way to Cook.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:21 PM   #15
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Julie & Julia Review...

I posted this on my Facebook page. I thought you might enjoy it.

As a dedicated, proud foodie who watched The Fench Chef, Julia and Company, Julia and MORE Company, Julia Child's Kitchen, Baking with Julia and just about every other media vehicle she's ever created - I am for this movie, what I'd like to call "an educated audience."

J/J is the very intricate combining of two true stories. The stories of the culinary legend as played by Meryl Streep and the young blogger (Amy Adams) "tag team" throughout the movie to demonstrate how cooking and food changed both of their lives. I had heard rumors of the Julie Powell portion of the story "bogging down" or "cluttering" the Julia Child portion - but this only happens if the viewer is seeking "The Life Story of Julia Child" which this movie is not; so don't go expecting that.

If you want to witness the affect Julia Child had on one particular young woman who felt she was floundering and seeking her own personal power - You will be absolutely delighted. If you seek a full-on Julia Child biography, you will experience Julia Interruptus.

The movie ends as Mastering The Art of French Cooking is first published by Knopf and Julia is absolutely ecstatic. The Julie Powell story line ends as Powell completes her final dish from Mastering, the media discovers her blog and the book offers begin, via more than 60 messages left on her answering machine.

I went into the theatre armed with the knowledge that this was NOT a "Julia Child" movie - and I'm glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed Julie & Julia at face value. I would, however, love to see a spinoff/sequel of the continuation of the Julia Child portion of the movie. We never got to appreciate how Paul supported Julia's career once his OSS/CIA position ended. He made her rolling pins, he designed her kitchen with high countertops to accommodate her towering height. He worked tirelessly on several of her PBS series and he was always her biggest cheerleader.

J/J demonstrated how Julia Child became the icon whose memory we love and treasure. The Powell portion of the movie was uplifting because as she became more accomplished in the kitchen, you can't help but be proud of her. Frankly, I could kick myself for not coming up with the idea of blogging my way through a difficult cookbook but I applaud her for having the imagination to give birth to the idea. Aside from a few extra inches around the waistline, it looked like a fun project.

If you're a foodie, go see the movie. As long as you approach it with the understanding that it's not a Julia Child biography, you should leave the theatre with a sense of satisfaction that a person like Julia lived, proud of your own accomplishments at cutting board and stove - and a distinct craving for French food. <3
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:56 AM   #16
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it was an adorable movie. i went saturday, & my, was the theatre crowded!
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:17 PM   #17
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Went to see Julie & Julia on Friday night with two kids I work with (18 and 19 of years). Loved the movie. Went out Saturday morning and bought "The Cookbook" and love what I've read - through the table of contents. Put it aside and am going to finish her memoir first.

Needless to say became a Julia fan overnight.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:32 PM   #18
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I couldn't find where to post this, so I choose this one. Has anyone seen the trailer for the movie. It looks really good! With Meryl Streep, it probably won't.

Have my calendar marked for this movie.

Anyone else excited about the movie too?
By now you should have seen J&J Really enjoyed it. Besides cooking it has encouraged me to get on with my blogging and to stick to it.

Question for those: How many cooking mistakes did you observe? Not sure the continuity editors were chefs.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:34 PM   #19
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Hubby took me to see it Sunday afternoon. Cute movie. I'd like to have her cookbook, but I have about a million others to finish first...
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:10 PM   #20
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Question for those: How many cooking mistakes did you observe? Not sure the continuity editors were chefs.[/quote]

How intriguing....what mistakes? I'll have to watch it again. I was so into the story line that I missed it all.
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