Thursday, July 23, 2009

Movies to see: 'Julie & Julia'  

Because there are so few of them, I love to promote upcoming movies that feature predominantly female leads. I felt all warm and fuzzy inside watching the trailer for Julie & Julia, which stars the fabulous Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Amy Adams is often very glammed up, so I was pleased to see that she's more natural in this movie (and still looking adorable).

In this movie, Meryl Streep's character, decades before this one, tackles the male-dominated world of cooking (look for the part where she busts into the kitchen filled with men and shouts "BONJOUR!") and Amy Adams' character, in modern times, blogs about it (YAY WOMEN BLOGGING!) It's a true story about powerful women helping each other, and it's the first major motion picture based on a blog. Will not be missing this one.

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3 comments: to “ Movies to see: 'Julie & Julia'

  • July 24, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

    Julia Child is amazing!

    And I hear the book (I haven't read it, though I meant to before the movie came out) addresses body image issues and a healthy relationship with food. So I hope the movie will address that as well.

  • July 24, 2009 at 7:31 PM  

    The movie seems less about Julia Child and more about the attitudes of doing what you want and having something valuable to contribute to the world.

    It certainly looks like something I'd like, as well.

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:44 PM  

    I love movies with strong female characters and this movie did not disappoint. Julia's struggle to work her way into the male dominated world of cooking is very inspiring, I love the scene when she goes home and practices cutting onions all day just to beat the boys the next. She was a very large woman and did not fit the small petite body image of her day but she still became a star.