I do not remember watching Julia Child. I think I presumed I would not like her, and that she was rather ‘stuck-up.’ Never presume!
The Julia Child, played by Meryl Streep, that I saw on the screen is the most delightful woman who finds joy in everything. For this Julia, eating fish is an orgasmic experience. No, make that, everyday living is an orgasmic experience. She is delightful, radiant and someone anyone should love to be around.
Stanley Tucci is fantastic as Paul Child, Julia’s husband and we should all find the love that is depicted in this film, in our lives.
Amy Adams is Julie Powell, the blogger who decides she needs direction and discipline in her life and that her committment to cooking all the recipes in Julia Child’s book will be just what she needs.
I had only seen one review on this movie on Reelz channel, but one of the two reviewers found Amy Adams, as Julie Powell, to be whiny and irritating. Frankly, I think he needs to get a life. There are just times in life when the best thing you can do is fall on the floor and cry. It is certainly better than breaking or shooting something. The movie depicted the growth of this character and, at the end, she seemed as delightful as Meryl Streep portrayed Julia to be.
The most wonderful thing about this movie, however, is you could not help but leave the theater feeling a lot happier about the world. We need more of that in life. We need more people like Julia in our lives.