Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie PowellWith the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Childs Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul!
Julie Powell is 30-years-old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that’s going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mothers dog-eared copy of Julia Childs 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes. In the span of one year.
At first she thinks it will be easy. But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier (potato soup) into the more complicated realm of aspics and crépes, she realizes there’s more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye. With Julia’s stern warble always in her ear, Julie haunts the local butcher, buying kidneys and sweetbreads. She sends her husband on late-night runs for yet more butter and rarely serves dinner before midnight. She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian, the trick to extracting marrow from bone, and the intense pleasure of eating liver.
And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine. She has eclipsed her life’s ordinariness through spectacular humor, hysteria, and perseverance.
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Unless you've been sleeping under a colander, you've seen the previews, read the pre- and post-screening blog posts Michael Park nailed it back in late , and perhaps even looked forward to this year's mega food movie, Julie and Julia in theaters August 7. Close-ups of boeuf bourguignon, chocolate cake, lobster, and bruschetta will have you salivating even if you scarfed down a jumbo popcorn before the movie began. And yes, the dishes on screen are all real, prepared by chef Colin Flynn and stylist Susan Spungen. Cast and crew had to eat the same dish time after time for multiple takes. Hard life.
Oh, yum! And encouraged by her husband to blog about her trials and triumphs, she finds a growing audience. Adams is, as ever, comely and endearing, even while her half of the film is a decidedly Bridget Jones-y story of exaggerated anxieties. Having met working in wartime intelligence they married and enjoyed sophisticated palates of the mature, life-embracing and well-travelled. Their shared pleasure in nosh — and her anxiousness to please in a social circle where her looks and hearty individualism did not impress — prompted Julia to enrol at the Cordon Bleu school, where a woman, and an American one at that, was an oddity barely tolerated.
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In this dual biopic, Julia Child's story as a s cookbook author is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's bid to cook all recipes in Child's debut book in a year. In this comedic dual biopic, Julia Child's story as a s cookbook author is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's attempt to cook all recipes from Child's debut book in one year. Julia Child became a national celebrity when her debut cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking brought French cuisine to American housewives in the 50s. Later, in , aspiring New York writer Julie Powell decides to cook all recipes in days and write a blog charting her efforts. Her obsession certainly tests the patience of her husband, but her determination to complete the mammoth challenge remains solid, with all culinary triumphs and kitchen disasters committed to the web along the way.
I left feeling surprisingly buoyant, with a warm heart, and a smile. The film, as a whole, is a light, frothy concoction that entertains and mostly satisfies. The film brings back a bygone time - which Julie proves we can resurrect, as long as we're willing I loved Streep's performance, and when Jane Lynch shows up as Julia's siste Streep is mannered and camp