Monday, August 17, 2009

Drooling, Near Philadelphia

Between putting in time at his current household project of remodeling our formerly mint-chocolate-chip powder room and serving as a model for my quilt blocks, the love of my life somehow found a couple of hours yesterday to go to the movies with me.

We saw "Julie and Julia," and absolutely loved it. Streep is spectacular and very, very tall. Amy Adams is her usual perfectly adorable and credible self. We laughed and laughed and laughed -- in my case until the tears came -- and yet none of the humor felt forced. It wasn't all funny, however; there were moments of poignancy over Julia's childlessness, if you'll pardon a bit of a play on words.

This is a movie that I predict will become part of the canon, much like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

If you haven't seen it, do.

One caution, however: Before going to the show, purchase the ingredients you'll need for Julia's boeuf bourguignon. Because when you come out of the theatre, all you'll want to do is go home and make it.


Suzan said...

I have been making Julia's recipe for many years. In the winter it is my "go to" recipe for company. Now you have me started thinking about a big bowl, a hunk of baguette and a large glass of cabernet!

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking that this might be a good movie for my mom (also a Nancy, btw) to see together. I can remember watching Julia Child with her when I was a child. Thanks for the recommendation, I'll be SURE to ask her to go with me now.


Lynda said...

The movie doesn't start here until October - I can't wait.

carole ann said...

My daugher and I saw it this past weekend and I loved it. Now to show you what a great actress Streep is, she is not that tall, Julia was about 6'1". I was so hungry when we left wish someone would have told me to go shopping before I saw it.

*karendianne. said...

Hungry for the movie!