okay, if anything, julie and julia certifies meryl streep as the best actor alive.
her julia child is uncanny (and that's not a word i throw around carelessly).
i found myself laughing out loud by just her slightest movements.
she was delicious.
now it is not often that i have had the pleasure of reading the adapted book before seeing the movie.
gotta go back to the exorcist for that.
but i did read julie powell's "julie and julia", which really was the catalyst for this nora ephron classic.
(assuming you know about the storyline by now. you know, all those recipes in so little time.)
and what a fun read it was.
a blogger after my own heart she is, especially the food part.
and that humor of hers.
what a talented writer to translate it to the written page.
mostly though, her story is all our stories.
just trying to figure out this thing we call life.
making it purpose driven without all the rick warren.
as for nora ephron's interpretation, it was effectively different.
not sure what she was trying to do with eric (julie's husband and stoic project supporter) though.
julie's eric was simply a better guy.
i liked efron's julie, but i like julie's julie as well.
all in all, it was nora's ear for wit (and she had plenty to work with) that made it such a joy in the end.
let me put it this way.
"julie and julia" is one of those movies that defines a bob moment with such clarity that it will be carried along my journey much like an old trunk of favorite clothes.
occassionally to be reopened, dusted off and tried on before a mirror.
and i will remember where i had been.