Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Julie & Julia - One Of My Favorites!!


I can honestly say that it has been a long time since I have seen a movie as fun, hilarious, heartfelt, moving and inspiring as Julie & Julia. I laughed and cried (yup, that sounds super cheesy, but it's true!!) and came out of the theater with the desire to be a better person and accomplish something amazing.

The movie simultaneously tells the story of Julia Child and Julie Powell.

Julia Child - as you probably already know - was a cooking legend! She was a brilliant chef, brilliant on television, and had an amazing cookbook, but there is so much more to her than that. She was a passionate person who loved her sweet husband more than anything and loved life no matter what! Still, she was not perfect, she got discouraged, she had her heart broken, she was cranky sometimes, but she was an inspiration.

Julie Powell is a 30-year old government secretary dealing with the after effects of 9/11 - and she hates it. She feels like she is drowning in her meaningless life. She finds her solace in her husband and in food. She loves cooking and soon gets the idea to cook through Julia Child's entire cookbook in a year. During the year she gets overwhelmed, disappointed, and through it all, she finds herself.

Both of these women are amazing, and they have amazing husbands who love and support them through it all. It is hard on them sometimes, but they never stop loving their wives and being excited for them, and their relationships grow stronger and stronger.

This movie inspired me to follow my passions and to cherish my husband.

I encourage anyone who loves romance, fun, and food to watch this movie. I encourage anyone who is married and wants to see a movie where marriage is valued, encouraged, and portrayed as the beautiful bond it is to watch this movie.

Bon Appetit!

7 comments:

DR Gunderson Family said...

Ageed! It was so refreshing to see a movie that valued the things in life i hold dear, like My Husband and family. Perhaps the world isn't as hopeless as i thought, a little of my faith has been restored. We loved watching the movie with you guys and our parents, it turned out to be an uplifting evening. We love you guys and already miss you, hopefully we'll see you really soon.

laneybug said...

I LOVED this movie!!! LOVED it!! Definately one of my favorites!! I need to go see it again!!

***LIZ*** said...

I loved this one too. Oh and just to save you the time, DO NOT go see all about Steve, it was awful!

Malori Jo said...

Thanks for the tip Liz - I sure will not!!

Kay and Krystal said...

Sounds like a really good movie!

Rob and Kimmie said...

It was TERRIFIC! Absolutely the best! Even my hubby liked it. We enjoyed every second. (I laughed and cried too so we can be cheeseballs together.) You are right on with these reviews. Keep them coming. I love reading them!

Kay and Krystal said...

Aww..thanks she sure is a cute little monster. Ha. That would definitely be really great..we have been meaning to go over and see Jons parents again anyways...just haven't gotten around to it..for sure let me know the next time you guys we be up there..it seems like we are always there.