Yes, I decided to see Julie & Julia, and I'm glad I did. I was the only one in the theatre....making me wish it was a musical so I could sing at the top of my lungs and maybe dance in the aisle. Have you ever done that? Have you ever wanted to?
True confessions: Don't tell anyone, but Grandma J danced in the aisles with two of her grandchildren when they saw Pooh's Heffalump Movie. They were the only ones in the theatre on a dreary weekday, and had a blast.
OK, here's my review on Julie & Julia, since everyone
is ticked that Grandma J took too long to post her review has probably already seen it anyway......
Streep mastered the role perfectly, and don't be surprised if she nominated for an Oscar. If she's not, it will be because the story is basically bland....you know, about a blogger who throws her own identity away, and pretty much takes on the identity of her cooking idol, Julia Child.
She dresses like her, and watches videos and reruns of Julia cooking....imitating her moves, and voice. As a blogger, Grandma J was a bit jealous that she hadn't thought about this very idea herself because God knows she
could probably eat Julie and Julia both under the table loves butter just as much, if not more than both of them.
Julie, goes through several meltdowns in her quest to cook 524ish recipes in 365 days. Between her job as a public servant, inadequate kitchen, and perfect husband (who tries so hard to understand), she starts to doubt her ability to reach her goal.
Though Julie has a few major disappointments, having nothing to do with her cooking abilities.....she perseveres.
I've come to the conclusion that there's nothing Meryl Streep can't do.....in this instance, it's not just the perfect accent and voice of Julia Child, but the whole body language, and nervous giddy giggling that I remember seeing on a TV show called something like Julia's Kitchen.
The parallels in the movie are quite good....
Grandma J gives this movie four out of five ducks....because she could never de-bone a duck, and that's the truth.