Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 1

Movie:    Julie/Julia
Starring:  Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
Genre:  biopic, comedic-drama
Year:  2009
Format: DVD

Plot: Julie Powell is about to turn 30. After seeing how fabulous the lives of her group of friends are, she realizes she needs something more in her own and is inspired by the life of Julia Child.  This prompts her to cook her way through  Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Child and blog about it in the course of one year.
This is inter cut with the parallel story of how Julia Child came to write the now famed cookbook, after finding herself questioning what to do after leaving her own job.

The film has become something of a cult classic in just two short years since it's release.
I love the fact that the two lives are drawn together through food as well as the other main life changing issues {both move because of their husbands' jobs, both are about to turn a major birthday, both are writers -Child uses writing to get to the food side of herself and Powell uses food to get to the writing side of herself}

What do I think I learned from this film?
It set in me a craving for new challenges, helped to introduce me to a larger food world then I was currently part of, and made me realize that everyone no matter what status they might have in life is never that far removed from anyone else.
It might take a few extra steps to find your passion but when you do put all you have into it.


  1. Good Luck! I loved that movie too :)

  2. Anonymous... Thanks! It's going to be a long road.