(Yes, I can't believe I paid full price and I went on opening night! I never do that!)
Julie & Julia Ticket $9.00Meryl Streep was awesome. But Jane Lynch was a scene stealer too as her sister. In fact the scenes with the 2 of them were hilarious. I'm sure I missed a few lines because the whole theater was laughing so hard during their scenes. Watching this movie I just kept kicking myself that I never thought of this first...blogging my way through Julia Child's "Mastering The Art Of French Cooking".
Medium Soda $3.75
Medium Popcorn $3.00 dinner (because no one saved me any)
Errands after the show $17.57
My first 3 hour break from the kids in eons...Priceless.
As a kid I loved watching Julia Child on PBS. (I just looked up to see if Julia Child reruns are playing on my local PBS station and they are! Channel 11, Channel 20 and several Cable channels that I don't get. They are currently playing "Julia and Jacques Cooking At Home". I'm not a big fan of Jacques, but if I have to endure him to watch Julia, I will. If I'm home, I'll try to catch it.)
The only bone I have to pick in this movie is about the proportions. Meryl Streep is 5' 6" tall. The pumps that Meryl Streep wore had to be at least 4 inches. On a talk show Meryl Streep mentioned that they altered the size of props on the set to make her appear taller than the other actors, but sometimes between the size of the props and the camera angles, Meryl Streep playing Julia Child seemed like more a towering Amazon than Julia Child's actual 6' 2" height. Jane Lynch is actually 6' tall, but they made her appear even taller than that. Yes, I'm saying it wasn't proportionately accurate.
I haven't read the blog that Julie Powell wrote or the book. I haven't heard many good things about either. I think it's a great concept though and I did enjoy the movie.
I would really love to get my hands on a hardcover copy of "Mastering The Art Of French Cooking". Our son loves cooking and I would love to get a copy and cook through it with him. I think it would be an awesome experience for both of us. (And it could prove to be some excellent blog fodder as well. And you know I'm all about that.) And I do love spending time in the kitchen with him.
So have you seen the movie? What did you think of it?