Thursday, January 7, 2010

Julie & Julia: How refreshing!

My family enjoys using Netflix for our movie resource, perusing through Blockbuster with all the violent, sexual labels, blood and guts visuals were disturbing. With Netflix, we don't have to go through all that, we just select the movies we want and not have to see things contrary to our comfort level.

Anyway, last night we watched the movie Julie & Julia together. What fun, we laughted, cried, and drooled over the recipes and dishes prepared thorughout the story. Not wanting to spoil the movie for anyone, I won't go into too much detail here, I promise. My mom told me that she rented it and loved every minute of it. My mom has a pretty good sense of humor and usually her movie choices are pretty good, so we rented it. Meryl Streep WAS Julie Childs, I agree she was delightful, if not completely gitty. Oh, it was great watching all the delight and approvals she portrayed as Julia, it only led me to believe that if I don't get her cookbook, my family will be deprived forever!

We need more movies like this, no immoral living arrangements, a couple of 'f'words, but nothing near normal for today's movie standards. I wouldn't have young children watching as there are sexual implications, but they are between married couples that are truly in love and respect for each other. It was beautiful. I would encourage you to rent this movie, it is great fun, but....

Beware of the butter, it's everywhere!

2 comments:

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Thanks for the recommendation. You're the second person who has suggested this movie to me. I will have to put it on our Netflix list.

Daily Grace said...

I agree! Wonderful movie...bought the cookbook afterwards...can I say "Yummie!"