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Julie & Julia (Sony)

Meryl Streep as Julia Child

1. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but this movie should have strictly been a bio-pic about Julia Child. The Julie half of this story (played by Amy Adams) is long, contrived and boring, and breaks up the momentum of the rest of the film.

2. I’m not sure if the movie is a good portrayal of writer Julie Powell or not, but they seriously made her obsession with Julia Child really awkward. Like, to the point where I found myself thinking, “Whoa, lady. Do you love this chick, or do you LOVE THIS CHICK?” If they would’ve trimmed out some of the more stalker-like aspects of her story she would’ve come across as a much more realistic and likable character.

3. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen Meryl Streep as Julia Child about to get drilled by Stanley Tucci. Wait a second… no, I take that back. I think my boner is permanently ruined.

4. Meryl Streep does a pretty good job bringing the towering and sometimes awkward Child to life. Yeah, sometimes she looks like Andre the Giant in a wig, but that’s pretty spot-on if you ask me!

5. You’ll leave the movie hungry. Much like 1996’s “Big Night,” food is constantly being made or talked about through the entire two hours. If you do go and see it, make sure you keep a few hours free afterward for a nice meal. Believe me, you’ll be ready for one.

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