Friday, May 01, 2009
Julia: The Movie
If you knew her, you also knew that the late, great Julia Child disapproved of using her name for anything deemed "commercial." It was so much so – that she even refused to put so much as a blurb on the back of a book for some of her closest friends.
But with that said, I know if dear Julia were still here, she'd have to at least smile at seeing Meryl Streep portray her in the upcoming movie, Julie and Julia. (Scheduled to be in theaters somewhere around August 1st.)
The movie is an adaptation of two books: Julie Powell's Julie & Julia and My Life In France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homm.
By the way, if you'd rather skip the movie, but still interested in a good read, then I highly recommend former food blogger Julie Powell's award-winning book titled Julie & Julia (mentioned above). I read it several years ago when it was first released – and totally loved it.
In any case, here's the first trailer of director Nora Ephron's screen effort, based partly on this terrific book: