Women and food — if there are two better reasons to live they absolutely escape me at this moment. So then imagine my delight at the new film Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and the culinary genius of Julia Child.
The movie based on a book based on a blog tells the two true stories of both New Yorker Julie Powell (played by Amy) and her inspiration the famed and arguably first celebrity chef Julia Child (played by Meryl). The trailer features some of the most delicious scenery chewing I’ve seen from Meryl in ages.
To quote Liz Lemon, I want to go to there. Like now, like immediately. Like, why isn’t it August 7 yet? The movie follows Julie’s year-long quest to cook all 524 recipes in Julia’s 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, while simultaneously telling the story of Julia’s rise to fame. In real-life, Julie chronicled her culinary adventure in her blog, The Julie/Julia Project, which became the bestselling book Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen.
The trailer looks nothing short of delightful. Meryl mastery of Julia’s signature warble is amazing. Amy is adorable. Stanley Tucci (as Julia’s husband) is droll. Oh, and we haven’t even seen Jane Lynch yet, who plays Julia’s sister. Heck, even the poster tagline is great: “Passion. Ambition. Butter. Do you have what it takes?”
So, are you as excited as I am to take a bite out of Julie & Julia? Bring on a heaping helping of Meryl, Amy and Julia, tout de suite.