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Julie and Julia Movie Review

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The actors did a great job in this film. It was very inspirational for me as a blogger and food junkie. I really appreciated how they painted Julia Child’s life and the romance that her and her husband had. There were some very sweet and funny moments. And the food looked delicious! I recognized the Beef Bourguignon recipe because I’ve made it before; oh so good!

The only thing I didn’t like about the Julie & Julia movie was the ending, but I guess it makes sense if you consider the timeline of both stories. Don’t get me wrong, it is a “happy” ending, just not what I expected. You’ll have to see the movie to know what I mean. I’d probably give it a 4 out of 5 star rating. I’d recommend it.

I’ll tell you one thing for sure, I now know what I want for Christmas; Julia Childs book: Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Vadim,… darling, they sell it at Costco, and probably all over the internet.

What did you think of the movie?

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  • Paul Hampel
    January 24, 2018

    I never saw this post before. This is great. I remember the movie a little but not much. What I’ll never forget was “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. The book was in the Bookstore in the Mall. Mom said we have “Joy of Cooking” and Betty Crocker” do we need that? I told her “Mom, when do I ever ask for a book?” Mom got the book and it’s at her house right now. Thinking about it, I might ask for it. Except that copy is more like a memory in my childhood than it is a cookbook. If I made those recipes now they would look totally different than when I was first cooking. 🙂 I should Amazon it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 25, 2018

      What a fun memory! I need to pull out my old copy also. I scored it on a garage sale a few years back and it is currently in storage. Just a few short months before I get my collection of cookbooks back! 😉 Reply

  • Lena
    September 22, 2013

    I bought the book after watching the movie as well. I want to get the movie too! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 22, 2013

      I’ve never read the book, but the movie was cute 🙂 Reply

  • Inna
    December 22, 2009

    Loved the movie!!! I actually had to write a review on it for french class, and yes I do agree with you that it’s definatly not the ending you expect, nevertheless it was a great film. It actually made me want to cook (you remember me trying to make cute vareniki for nataliya y’s bday years ago). Loving your blog by the way:) Reply

    • Natasha
      December 22, 2009

      Hi Inna, I also remember our rice-aroni adventures. lol. Thanks by the way! Reply

  • December 17, 2009

    I loved the movie as well, and was sad to see what Julia didn’t like Julie project, but I guess that is just the way how it happen in a real life.

    By the way, have you seen Julie Powell’s blog? If you are curios it is here:  Reply

  • Natalia K
    December 12, 2009

    I just saw this movie for the first time last night and loved it! I told Ben months ago that I wanted to see it, and last night he surprised me by coming home with the movie and a pizza. I know, I know–eating takeout pizza while watching a foodie movie?! But at least it was gourmet pizza…The movie inspired me to be more fearless in my cooking and baking–that means I have to experiment more with cooking meat, and actually make something with yeast–wish me luck! Reply

    • Natasha
      December 12, 2009

      Thats funny, come to think of it, we ate pizza while we watched that movie too! Mine was not exactly gourmet pizza. I like to buy the best frozen one I can find and put fresh toppings and loads of extra cheese on them. I usually have a backup one in the fridge for nights I’m feeling burned out. That was sweet of Ben to do that. I should have Vadim read your comment 🙂 Reply

  • Tanya M
    December 11, 2009

    I really really loved this movie when I saw it. It really gave me the cooking itch again. Cooking can be tedious and boring, but it can also be so fun to create something, especially if it turns out really, really well. I need to go rent it and see it again. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 11, 2009

      Me too! I’m making the “Beef Bourgoignon” tomorrow. Reply

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