There I was, fighting boredom
Trying to appease myself from a vacation boo-boo
So with the new Acer X1161 Projector
And a wide-screen standee
I decided to watch Julie & Julia
I’m sure glad I did!
Julie & Julia is a very engaging movie.
Meryl Streep was a marvel as Julia Child.
Amy Adams was sympathetic as Julie Powell.
Even if they never had a scene together
You just felt that they were connected.
The movie is based on three books —
Julie Powell’s “Julie & Julia;”
Julia Child’s “My Life in France;”
And united by Julia Child’s bestseller
The film starts with the Child couple arriving in France in 1947
Paul Child was a diplomat and Julia had nothing to do
She tried everything from hand-crafting hats
To learning how to play bridge
Until finally she finds her groove by learning French cooking
The movie seamlessly jumps to New York circa 2006
It introduces us to Julie, a 30-something government employee
Dissatisfied with her career, Julie embarks on a mission
To cook all 536 recipes from Julia Child’s cookbook in 365 days
This she has to complete and blog about it
Both women share their love for cooking, eating and sex!
Both women went through the ups and downs of life
And Director Nora Ephron successfully meshed it all together
Creating a beautiful movie about loving life and living it to the fullest
The movie also brings blogging to the mainstream
I don’t think Julie would have found success had she not blog about everything
Her faithful readers was instrumental to achieving her goal
I, too, started blogging and experienced my second wind
One blog post, everyday.
I haven’t stopped since August 1, 2009.
If Julie Powell was inspired by Julia Child’s steely determination
I am inspired by her devotion to achieving her goal
JULIE & JULIA is a must-see movie
And learn to blog.