Excerpt: 1 Meryl Streep, giving by a wide measure the most endearing performance of the summer as jolly giant Julia Child; 1 adorable Stanley Tucci, as her loving husband Paul; 1 Amy Adams, twinkling and pouting in a pixie cut and checkered Vans as blogger Julie Powell; 1 handsome hunk (Chris Messina) in...
Excerpt: It is easier to relate to someone, at least in a younger generation, who starts up a small blog and suddenly finds herself successful, especially compared to someone who writes a book because she graduated from a culinary school.
Conclusion: As light as one of Child's soufflés, 'Julie & Julia' is a delightful homage to food, perseverance, and dreams, and features another knockout performance from the grande dame of American cinema, Meryl Streep.
Excerpt: Meryl Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer/director Nora Ephron's adaptation of two bestselling memoirs: Powell's "Julie & Julia" and "My Life In France", by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme.
Excerpt: I had mixed expectations going into Julie & Julia . Though I thought the casting was excellent, it has been years since Nora Ephron’s heyday. Also, as a foodie, I was more interested in the tale of Julia Child than I was the story of Julie Powell.
Excerpt: Like the concoctions and confections photographed so lovingly in the film, Julie & Julia goes down easy, a story of two women's parallel lives in which husbands are supportive, rich food doesn't make you fat, and good friends come over for dinner.