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Julie & Julia

Published May 8, 2010

Julie & Julia

Film info

  • Title Julie & Julia
  • Director Nora Ephron
  • Year 2009
  • Run time 2hrs 3m
  • Genres Drama, Romance
  • Tagline Based on two true stories

A culinary legend provides a frustrated office worker with a new recipe for life in Julie & Julia, the true stories of how Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) life and cookbook inspired fledgling writer Julie Powell (Amy Adams) to whip up 524 recipes in 365 days and introduce a new generation to the magic of French cooking. Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada) co-stars in director Nora Ephron's delicious comedy about joy, obsession and butter. Bon appétit!

Live Blog

TimeComment
0:41Nor Ephron did You’ve Got Mail too, right? She’s obsessed with computers!
5:29It is based on books. I will have to read them.
7:42That seems like the worst job ever.
9:09I think this film might make me hungry.
13:07“I could write a blog. I have thoughts.”
14:36Yay for blogging!
17:07Ah. That must be why I’m bad at housework too.
18:53What blogging platform comes with a handy countdown thing as well?
26:58You can’t take a tree on a subway!
29:25Poached eggs are so gross. I certainly wouldn’t recommend it as your first egg experience.
30:52That’s what happened to me! First comment didn’t really count.
33:04Hehe! I love the mountain of onion. Surely you would pass out from the fumes.
41:10How many lobsters does she need? There’s a thing called running before you can walk.
43:49We should have spent our Paypal money on lobster.
50:14She sounds like the woman from ‘Allo ‘Allo!
52:27Weirdest argument ever. Although it does sound like life in our house.
57:38It’s Sue Sylvester!!
58:32Good lord, they are the most annoying pair of sisters ever.
1:05:05I have to say he is quite a lovely husband.
1:10:30My food would look like that if I cooked it for two and a half hours. I’m not good at the slow cooking.
1:17:30The man is smart. He knows how to pull a sickie and cover yourself on your blog too.
1:27:17Why don’t they like him?
1:31:19“Who has time to be married?” That’s us!!
1:40:34I so want to go through a cook book and blog it now. No one would know where I got the idea from, would they?
1:51:26Why does she need an advance for a book she’s already written?
1:57:37You can’t just leave butter in a museum!

Thoughts

I always kinda thought a film about blogging would be one of those embarrassing things where they don’t really get it. This film was recommended to me from several sources, though, so I was keen to see how they handled it.

At first, I was in two minds. The Julia Child storyline was annoying, it takes a while to get used to her. I wanted to watch more of the Amy Adams stuff, more cooking please. But then I really got into it and the way the two stories worked together was fabulous. I love, love, loved it. Want to read the books and start cooking more. Yay for blogging!

Rating: 5 / 5

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