A few days back, I had watched The Hundred Foot Journey . For the first time in life I realized that being a foodie that I am, and with my constant experiments with food recipes, I also love movies about food and cooking. After watching The Hundred Foot Journey, I was looking for more movies on similar plots when I stumbled across a question in Quora where I learnt the name of this movie – Julie & Julia for the first time. The fact that Meryl Streep was in it, was an added bonus.
I really don’t understand why movies like never get promoted in our country. I am sure I am not the only person in this country of 1.2 billion people who like movies like this. And speaking about me I
liked loved this movie so much.
Julie (Amy Adam) is a medium level Government officer, who finds cooking to be her way out from her regular, boring and stressful job. Her husband Eric (Chris Messina) supports her all the way, and in fact suggests her that she should blog about cooking. So in her tiny kitchen in Queens, Julie challenges herself to work her way through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking within a a deadline of 1 year, and starts blogging about it.
Two stories run side by side in this movie :
(1) The life of Julie and Eric in Queens, with their daily life, challenges, issues and how they overcome it together.
(2) Julia Child (Meryl Streep ) and her husband Paul (Stanley Tucci) who’s a diplomat who met during wartime emergencies, fell in love, married, and enjoyed the subtlety of french cuisine together. It also tells us, how Julia, a women who barely knew how to cook, finally started attending French cooking classes, as there were no French Cookbooks in English, and how she started loving it.
Meryl Streep is amazing in the movie, so funny, so touching, so brilliant — from her uncanny mimicry of Child’s fluting, whooping voice to the subtle but heart-piercing way she suggests Julia’s pain at being childless.
This a perfect movie for you to watch on a lazy afternoon, if you are a foodie and love to cook.
My Ranking : 4.8/5