Sunday, August 16, 2009

Movie Review

I forced my sister to go to the new movie Julie & Julia with me last night. I have been waiting to see this movie and had only heard great reviews. The movie in a nutshell was okay. It's based on two books: Julie & Julia by Julie Powell and My Life in France by Julia Child. It was typical Nora Ephron. If you like Sleepless in Seattle & You've Got Mail (which I don't) you will love the Julie Powell parts of the movie (which I didn't).

In my opinion, the movie would have been much better if they'd left the Julie & Julia parts of the book OUT and made the entire movie based on My Life in France. Meryl Streep, Jane Lynch and Stanley Tucci are EXCELLENT in this movie. I was bored, uninterested & fed up with Amy Adams' whining & tantrums when the movie flipped to modern times. I thoroughly enjoyed the parts of the movie about Julia & her husband Paul. They were an adorable couple and everyone should have love like that. Their love story was so very sweet.

Overall movie rating: B-

1 comment:

Chris and Sarah said...

I'm going to see it soon and I'm so curious what I will think!
I LOVED You've Got Mail, so maybe I'll at least be able to give it a B+ or an A-! I bet M. Streep is amazing.