Monday, August 17, 2009
"Julie & Julia"
The long, true story of two American women, a couple of generations apart, who love French cooking and their husbands. Meryl Streep’s Julia Child is enjoyably impish for awhile, tiresome after two hours. Amy Adams’ Julie Powell is a whiny blogger who adds nothing to movie. It’s all perfectly nice and of no dramatic interest whatsoever. Needless to say, I was disappointed. Don't go to the theater, and don't actually rent it. Wait until it comes out on TNT to watch it.
In Child’s case, at least her success meant many Americans ate better and were inspired by her unpretentious enthusiasm. **SPOILER** The film’s best moment – and its only surprise – comes when we find out the elderly Child’s reaction to Julie’s project. As with everything else, it isn’t followed up.