Tuesday, December 29, 2009

julie and julia

so a year and a half ago, i read the book, julie and julia. i love love loved it. i dug through the archives and found my review of the book.

then the movie came out and i was not excited. i knew for sure that this book could not be made into a movie. and amy adams was not the julie powell i'd imagined. i never went and saw it. whenever anyone i knew said that it was good, i asked, "did you read the book?" and the answer was no. so i could never get an idea if the movie was enough like the book to make it worth seeing.

and then it came out on dvd and i got around to watching it this week. i was glad to see at the beginning that the julia child portions of the movie are based on julia child's book, "my life in france". it made those parts of the movie less awful for me. and though i was a little perturbed by the julia child parts at the beginning, i got used to it and was okay.

so if you read the book and are afraid to see the movie, i'd say, "it's okay" and "worth a rent".

a sidenote: if you liked julie powell's book, she has another book called "cleaving: a story of marriage, meat, and obsession." i've requested it at fvrl.


theRachel said...

Yeah, I loved the book a few years back, and moderately enjoyed the movie. The parts about Julia Child were actually my favourite. I'm meandering through reading "My Life in France."

Ang said...

we just watched this last night. small world.

LaelDyck said...

the movie was awesome! but i did not read the book and i have no intention to.

Cousin Sarah said...

I saw this with my mom, Aunt Bonnie and Aunt Laurie...I really enjoyed it, although I haven't read the book so I don't know how they compare.