Julia Child and Julie Powell – both of whom wrote memoirs – find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep is perfect as usual; the parallel story lines work well; its a bit too much about their relationship with their respective men for my tastes. The cooking appropriately and effectively works as a strong element in the narrative.
A Fine Wine with a Simple Dish
Meryl Streep startles as an idealized Julia Child carving out her niche in the unknown world of French cooking for servantless American housewives. In 2002, Julie Powell (Amy Adams), a floundering 30-year-old failed novelist finds promise in cooking every one of Julia's dishes for a blog. Mid-century Paris and aughties Long Island City are well-rendered, as are the culinary heroines. Their men are supportive, affectionate and one dimensional. Metatextual mindwarp as two-tone Easy Mac.