Julie & Julia – Have you seen it? Hot Conversation

Julie/Julia is THE Vibrant movie! Julia blossoms, finds happiness and fame in her fifties, after many false starts. It was so uplifting that the audience broke into full applause at the end.

Has anyone else seen it yet?

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  1. lhouston lhouston says

    It is a must-see movie! It’s one of those movies that leaves you with a good feeling all over (and a little hungry). It makes me want to go back to France and learn how to cook, if not that then learn to simply enjoy every bite of food the way Julia does. I love food–pretty much any and every kind–so in a way it was so difficult to sit in the theatre surrounded by the smell of fake buttered popcorn when you are watching butter used in so many fascinating and delicious ways. Meryl Streep and Amy Adams both have award winning performances—the way Meryl mastered Julia Child’s voice just goes to show that she can master any role.

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  2. The Flashionista The Flashionista says

    Saw it & LOVED it! I’m convinced that staying engaged in something meaningful is always rewarding.

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  3. Kathy Kepler Kathy Kepler says

    Loved it! Left there feeling very hungry from watching all that delicious food being cooked. Great movie and two interesting stories of two women’s lives.

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  4. Generic Image suzi says

    Fabulous movie! The passion was contagious and I loved how it interspersed these two women. I could (and will) see it again. It’s one of those movies where I KNOW I’ll see it again and again!

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  5. FynLeo FynLeo says

    Absolutely fantastic! It was fun, funny, inspirational and at moments quite poignant. I came right home to cook a wonderful mean and blew it! Ooops, next time!

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  6. Generic Image dmillerick says

    Yes, this film has it all- inspirational, funny, touching and you leave the theater wanting more. Ran home to revisit the Julia Child cookbook that my mother had given me ages ago. Can’t wait to read “My Life in France”

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    • Generic Image techiegirl says

      I noticed that both Julia’s book and Julie’s books were on the NYT best seller’s list (for paperbacks).

       

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      • Generic Image suebv says

        I’ve read both My Life in France and Julie and Julia. They were both marvelous.  It is interesting that MLIF chronicles Julia’s days in Paris learning to cook yet was the final project of her long life that was completed by her co-author and nephew a year after her passing.

        Finally got to the movie this evening and loved it and felt as though I were in on all the inside stories for having read both books first.  Wish I could find an original copy of the cookbook!

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  7. Generic Image techiegirl says

    Yes, I saw it last week.  As a Julia Child fan I really enjoyed learning about the special relationship she had with her husband Paul  The modern Julie has triggered my interest in finding her original blog. The movie captures the supportive relationships both women share with their husbands through easy and rough times.  While many would consider it a chick flick, I also think it’s a good date flick because of the rich roles the husbands have.  If  you’ve not seen it, check it out.

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  8. Generic Image LaurieAnn says

    I loved the movie, I saw it last week!!! So refreshing. And, as always Meryl Streep was amazing. It’s been a long time since i have enjoyed a movie that much.

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  9. Sukee Sukee says

    I had a Friday off work a couple of weeks ago and went to a matinee showing. There might have been 10 of us in the theatre. It was a wonderful movie, I enjoyed every minute of it. Merle Streep was Julia Child…amazing.

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    • Sukee Sukee says

      I’m also reading My Life in France right now and have Julie and Julie waiting in the wings. I work for a book wholesaler and ordered both books the day I got back to work.

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  10. Generic Image pianodoc says

    Delightful film.  I felt wonderful during and after seeing it and thought, “I didn’t think they made movies like this any more!”  I’m going again.

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    • Generic Image suebv says

      I wholeheartedly agree with every word you wrote!  Now I just have to choose a time to see it again and maybe a trip to the Smithsonian?

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  11. Diana M. Diana M. says

    I saw Julie and Juiia with a friend and savored the movie, our meal afterwards and our friendship!  

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  12. Generic Image lovepup says

    I agree. This was a wonderful movie.

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  13. Generic Image saholliday says

    I thought the movie was just so-so. Without Meryl Streep, it would have not been worth watching.

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  14. Laura Denktash Laura Denktash says

    Yes, and it was a true delight! Being a foodie and cookbook author myself, I just had to see it. Audiences everywhere are walking out of the theater happy and hungry! They are also running to the bookstore to by Jula’s book! Bookstores did not anticipate the requests they would be getting and I hear many had to order fresh copies for all the interested folks. What struck me also was how long it actually took Julia to get the book done. It’s a wonderful story, and Meryl Streep was brilliant as usual! I say it’s a “must see!”

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  15. Catherine Clinton Catherine Clinton says

    I cannot wait to see it…..when Julia Child died, it was like a dear friend passing away.  My husband and I (he’s the chef), I just set the table….decided to have JULIA CHILD parties in her honor….we found some of her videotapes to play on the front porch to welcome people in and everyone brought a favorite dish—this was a wonderful ongoing memorial for someone who changed America….in such a good way!

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  16. Susie Q Susie Q says

    Yes, I saw it and enjoyed it very much!  It made me curious about Julia Child and I went out and bought her autobiography, called, “My Life In France.”  I am reading it now and very much enjoy learning about her very special love and marriage to Paul Child.

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    • Sukee Sukee says

      Yes, it sounds like they had such a wonderful marriage. I’m almost finished the book and it has been very enjoyable.

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  17. Generic Image Marcy Morris says

    Saw it loved it. Makes you want to grab a cook book and start cooking. (Almost then I think of all the shopping and dishes and calories)  But I would see it again.

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