Thursday, February 11, 2010

A "ME" day - with Julie & Julia!


Today is my me day.


I have been told by multitudes of friends :

"You blog, don't you? You REALLY have to see this movie!"

Well, whilst I may blog, I sure as hell ain't no cook! So, it is with trepidition I sat down to watch this DVD. I comfort-padded with a plate of crispy bacon and buttery toast, and a copy of this week's TV Week just in case this, as I suspected, really wasn't my thing.

After a slow start (why in hell would you put yourself through the Cobb Salad lunches with that bunch of cows, old friends or not old friends), I began to enjoy. Especially the little temper tanty meltdowns - right up my alley!

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The Julia french scenes captured my imagination, and I sank into the couch, glass of coke in hand (philistine that I am) to laugh, cry and simply Julie/Julia experience.
Slowly, my allegiance began to slide a little more to Julie and a little less to Julia until an even balance surfaced. And I then understood why this blog became a book which became a movie.

Oh, and I will make a little confession. It has not finished yet. I paused the movie and went in and stole my laptop. So I am sitting here blogging whilst watching a movie about blogging.




And where in hell are my phone calls from editors, literary agents and movie producers? Hmmm?


11 comments:

Kakka said...

So I am gathering that it is worth a look? It looked a bit boring when I saw the sorts at the movies. But on your recommendation I will go and get a copy and have a look. Crispy bacon, buttery toast and coke -can't get that at the movies - are you in your comfy hang around the house clothes too? Have a great afternoon. Hugs from Perth xxx

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

So glad you ended up enjoying it. I'd read the book after hearing a lot about it, and loved it. And, obviously, I enjoyed the whole Julia Child french-stuff. I'm thinking I need to revisit it on DVD...

Kellyansapansa said...

I so want to see this movie - I've had the DVD for ages but haven't had time to watch it. Can't wait to hear your verdict!

Melissa said...

You've inspired me to watch it tonight.

Heather said...

oh, haven't heard of it (yes i do live in a box) but could be worth a look.

Mad Woman said...

I can't wait to see this. I don't think it's out on dvd here in NZ yet, but I'm gonna be getting it the day it comes out.

Madmother said...

Liked it, but the ending was a bit *meh*. Ended with a whimper, not a bang...

Catch the Kids said...

Loved that movie too. I hear that Julie's now a butcher and her new book was called "Cleave". No, I'm not joking...

Kim H said...

So glad you watched it. I loved it too! The book's great. You can view some of her blog as well online. It's called something like the Julie Julia project?? Pretty different to the movie. Lots of swearing:)

Thanks for the rewind:)

Cath said...

I TOTALLY blame this movie! http://leafjournals.com/topic/blog/story-starter-challenge

Keep up the good work! (From the Fibro)

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Love it. I enjoyed the film. I confess the Julie character drove me a little nuts... but it all worked out in the end.

Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.