Go See Julie & Julia

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My book club read My Life in France by Julia Child right before my trip to France. So consider me a little bit biased to everything French. Needless to say, I was looking forward to seeing the film Julie & Julia, based in part on Child’s book. The movie was written and directed by Nora Ephron. And I must admit, I got a bit teary-eyed – there were many touchingly sweet scenes, and Meryl Streep does a fantastic job of staying in Julia’s character and capturing her enthusiasm that I was totally swept up in the story. The other characters were well cast; loved Julia’s husband and the blogger Julie’s husband. The scenes felt comfortable and real, with a touch of “I wish my husband would do/say that” thrown in there. And the food! My god, the food. We caught the 3:05 matinee and by the time the movie was over, it was about dinner time, and boy do I wish Julia was in my kitchen cooking. I was so ready to be her taste tester! But alas, I made lamb meatballs with small potatoes and yellow beans with butter and dill. Tasty for someone who doesn’t cook well. Oh, and two glasses of wine. That always makes a meal taste better. (Except for cereal. Baily’s Irish Cream is a better pairing.)

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