Saturday, July 11, 2009

Julie & Julia

Have you ever had a hero who inspired you to make a major change in your life? If so, then Julie & Julia is your story as much as it is of Julie Powell and Julia Child. Julie & Julia is an innovative film which follows the lives of both women as they discover the that the joy of cooking has surpassed simply a hobby and has become a means for defining their lives.

Through its very well balanced 50/50 division of time, Julie & Julia effectively conveys both Julia Child's training and rise to fame and Julie Powell's progressing through Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one recipe at a time.

The film offers a very subtle, but significant message: that our heroes can and very likely will disappoint, for their inability to live up to our expectations. This proves very true for Julie Powell when she learns that Julia Child is not supportive of The Julie/Julia Project and on fact has a very strong and negative opinion about it.

Amy Adams portrays Julie Powell's devastation in a most empathetic fashion that you cannot help but remember your own individual experiences in the same situation. It this moment in the film which gives the film its authenticity and reason enough for it to be watched by everyone.

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