Julie and Julia
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 9:06PM

How did I end up watching this movie?

I read the book Julie and Julia for the first meeting of the book club I started in MA.  I was not too crazy about the book, but kept hearing wonderful things about the movie.  I put it into my netflix queue and was excited to finally get the movie at home and have a chance to watch it. 

Which character did I like best in the movie?

Julia Child-- her spunk and spark were lovely to watch. 

What was my favorite quote from the movie?

I cannot remember the exact quote, but I love when Julia Child's character is crying and explaining that she is so happy after reading a letter from her sister.  

What will stick with me from the movie?

The importance of finding purpose and working on something which gives your life meaning. 

If I could change one thing about the movie, what would it be?

More screen time of Meryl Streep.  I loved the story of Julia Child and her relationship with her husband. 

Who would enjoy this movie?

People who love food, writing, and stories about people finding their own way. 

Which screen is this movie best viewed on?

Either one. 

Other comments?

Another thing I really enjoyed about the movie was the relationship between Julia Child and her husband.  I struggled with some of the traits I found self-indulgent in the Julie Powell character. I wish I had seen the movie sooner.  Overall, I felt really inspired and moved. 

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