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Title:   Julie & Julia
Director:   Nora Ephron
Year:   2009
Genre:   Female Cinema
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   01.10.10

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Bewitched

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
01.10.10Netflix Surprisingly solid effort from Nora Ephron! I think the thing I liked most about it was that the relationships here between the women and their men are actually positive. Maybe I've been seeing too many depressio movies lately where whenever there's a relationship it always has to be in some sort of jeopardy or peril. Here, seeing Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci is surprisingly great in that they never quarrel or snip or anything else...

The Streep story helps the Amy Adams story tremendously, especially toward the end. There's a point in the film where Julia Child comments on the blog and I thought that was kind of weirdly addresses so I googled it and found out that - surprise - apparently the movie makes the Julie character (and her blog) much more pleasant. Oh well! In the movie, Adams has Mary Lyn Rajskub to tell her she's a bitch, thus making us like her more for realizing it, but still the actual story of Julie isn't that strong. At least not compared to that of Meryl Streep's Julia Child. However, I liked the pairing ok and think maybe just a Child biopic would be pretty dry so they work better together than they would separately.

Overall I liked it. The food looked good too.
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