Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. "Julie & Julia" is a film about cooking, supported best by a superb Meryl Streep as Julia Child and an adorable Amy Adams as Julie Powell. Its 'Julie' part of the plot may seem a bit cheesy, in contrast to the intriguing story Julia Child narrates. The film is well-directed and its vivid colors make it more pleasing to the eye and ideal for its character. Streep delivers many laughs with her refreshing humour.
Summary: Julie & Julia is a mostly average film, but the reason I rate it so high is because it is teeming with the joy of life. Bolstered by a brilliant lead performance from Meryl Streep, but also by Amy Adams who does a lot with very little, the film manages the capture the spirit of these women. Sweet, charming, well-done, and entertaining, J&J is a film I'd recommend to anyone and everyone.
Summary: It's not just some of the food featured that's light and fluffy, but rather the context of this film. That's not to say Julie & Julia is a bad movie but if you were looking for a more serious and somber biopic then you may have to look elsewhere. The acting is marvelous with Meryl Streep the standout, however that is to be expected by now. I do have another bone to pick though and it relates to the feeling that there's two features in one.
Summary: Meryl Streep has been the unopposed Queen of the Screen for 3 decades - the interest in her movies is as much to see her sculpt a character as it is to see the movie itself. Julie and Julia did not disappoint, with regard to Meryl - she was fantastic, as always. Instead of a movie intertwining two separate plots, I viewed two completely different movies.
Summary: I loved this film. Meryl Streep is utterly brilliant in it, and completely believable as a cook and cookery writer. I do have 3 slight reservations about cast and script tough. Firstly, Stanley Tucci did not entirely work for me as Julia Child's husband (nothing to do with his acting) but, to my eyes, he looked far too young to be 10 years older than she was .
Summary: Sorry for the translation, is mechanical. Thank you. What's for dinner? Qu'est-ce qu'on mange? Paris 1949 Queens, New York 2002 Two women, two "ways of being" different, two lives, two ways of addressing it. Motivational-ironic-energetic-enthusiastic Mrs. Child, analytical and emotional-volitional Mrs. Powell. Julia Child, the wife of an official U.S. government moved to Paris to work, seems to have found his "real" city.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. In this movie Meryl Streep drives us to the concept of cooking with the same charisma than Remy in Ratatouille, but this time with a lady who is not afraid of what people will think. Marvelous.