Continuing with my Meryl Streep month, this is one of my favorite movies of hers. If you do not like to cook, do not watch this movie. It will seem uninteresting. The book was a good decent laugh but Meryl Streep as Julia Child was awesome in so many ways. She was crass in some places, loud, inappropriate and delightful.
This was no beauty contest since the real woman had no physical appeal to speak of. Yet, Meryl Streep gave her a new life that gave me a joy for everything culinary since I love to cook. The time line between their lives and the parallel lives they led even at such a difference in time and age was delightful and well thought out.
Scenes from Paris delighted me to no end. Her Cordon Bleu experiences rang true. If it is true that she snubbed the blog chef, it shows even more of her crassness and the hard personality she portrayed in her old shows on television. Maybe true!
On the whole it was a fun to follow both lives. A fun movie.
* * * * Yes, a four and I own the DVD.