Saturday, August 8, 2009

JULIE AND JULIA: A TOUR DE FORCE!!

I must admit that I went to the theatre expecting to hate "Julie and Julia". I was thinking, "Oh God, another Meryl Streep impersonation."

WRONG. I WAS WRONG.

This movie is absolutely charming from start to finish. It is a brilliant script by Nora Ephron and a magnificent performance by Miss Streep. I realized halfway through the film that I was NOT watching Meryl do "another impersonation", but rather, she was BEING the character. And that is the essence of acting: inhabiting the character. Both Streep and Amy Adams are superb. And don't forget the wonderful Stanley Tucci!

The whole thing is a delight, even the soundtrack with Doris Day and Margaret Whiting singing as only they can.

Bravo to all concerned in making this treasure of a movie.

One bit of advice: do NOT go to see it if you are hungry!

Here's the trailer for you to enjoy:


2 comments:

CJ/Rick said...

It seems strange for me to say I haven't been to the movies in a while but I haven't. Enjoyed the clip and your positive review. I'll have to check it out because I am not good at watching DVDs.
So you're not a Streep fan Richard? I loved the FLW.

Stephen said...

I blogged about it also with the same charmed surprises.... we often see eye to eye!
Thanks for some gret posts of late.