Julie & Julia: The Movie
I, kind of, have and have not read the reviews. I saw the ratings it received in the Sunday Times (good) and the FT (not too good), but I did not read the critique in detail. So I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to see it last night, although a friend who saw it before me said that the movie was great and it deserved to be seen in a small, cosy cinema with velvety chairs and old-fashioned popcorn.
I won’t dwell on the plot or comment on Meryl Streep’s performance as I’m not a film critic. All I say is this: if you are remotely interested in food and cooking, and if you are looking for a relaxing movie that manages to keep your attention without the high drama, then go to see this. Even if you find it a little too long as I did, you will still enjoy it – I guarantee. Just make sure you are not viewing it on a rumbling stomach …. And yes, the lobster scene? That’s so me it’s untrue.