or is Julie and Julia really really dull?

(38 Posts)
Plathism Tue 23-Apr-13 22:54:12

I was totally expecting to love it but Meryl Streep's voice is grating and I just don't care about her stupid cookbook.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Thu 25-Apr-13 06:30:03

But Meryl's accent was spot on - as usual when she's 'doing' someone, it's like actually watching that person!

I remember watching Julia Childs cookery programmes when I was little, and her impersonation is uncanny.

I really enjoyed the film, so YABU!

MusicalEndorphins Thu 25-Apr-13 06:07:17

Hated Eat Love Pray...I was looking forward to it...Julia Roberts was so unlikable I turned it off before it was over.
I loved the film Tortilla Soup...I must like watching people cooking.

TobyLerone Wed 24-Apr-13 11:08:12

I really loved it. And I loved Julia, although Julie was a bit of a knob.

squoosh Wed 24-Apr-13 11:05:13

I dodged Eat Pray Love. Wasn't it about a rich white American woman who frolics around the world on a pseudo spiritual journey of self discovery wank?

Can't be doing with that. Also, Julia Roberts is in it.

SlimFitWellies Wed 24-Apr-13 11:03:02

I could not get through the film, and I love cooking and reading food blogs also.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 24-Apr-13 10:58:40

Yeah, but Felly, at least Eat Pray love had some pretty scenery.
And it would make a natty slogan to stick to your wall. wink

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 10:56:22

another incredibly dull film of the same ilk is that Eat Love Pray, shite, or whatever it was called. It was about four and half hours of complete tedium.

TheRealFellatio Wed 24-Apr-13 10:55:13

Pantomime talling grin that is genius, can't stop laughing. grin

MrsDeVere Wed 24-Apr-13 10:53:32

You have just reminded me that I have watched it.
So it must have been pretty forgettable.

Peanate Wed 24-Apr-13 10:47:05

Oh my god, I've just clicked through to Blast's link and that reminded me that I've read 'Cleaved' too.

Fuck me, that was not what I was expecting for her sequel AT ALL.

I've obviously managed to bleach it from my brain until now!

Peanate Wed 24-Apr-13 10:42:46

I read the book about 5 years ago and loved it - enough to look up the blog and read that too from start to finish.

I really wanted to love the movie too, but it was just missing something....

squoosh Wed 24-Apr-13 10:12:22

I love Stanley Tucci! Mmmm mmmm

MoaningYoniWhingesAgain Wed 24-Apr-13 10:07:28

I was really excited when I recorded it. But so dull and Meryls accents was unbearable, I had to delete it. Very disappointed.

melbie Wed 24-Apr-13 09:32:48

Book was good. Film was incredibly dull and agree fairly annoying

MusicalEndorphins Wed 24-Apr-13 09:29:03

I loved that film, it inspired me. I went out and bought a dutch oven and made beef bourguignon after watching it. blush

hackmum Wed 24-Apr-13 09:28:07

I really enjoyed it. Thought it was just a bit of good fun.

diddl Wed 24-Apr-13 07:59:06

Oh it was awful!

I didn't like either character.

I've read that it was an accurate portrayal of Julia Childs-but seemed like a piss take to me!

BlastAndDalmatians Wed 24-Apr-13 00:02:49

Someone introduced me to cracked about 2 years ago, I was pregnant and sat reading articles for several hours straight, laughing like a drain!
It may well have an evil ad bar actually wannabe , I use the app so it doesn't apply but I've opened their articles linked from elsewhere and seem to remember the bar being bloody annoying. Boo!

Stanley was Julia's husband. I can't remember the actor playing Julie's husband, he was hot though.

onedev Tue 23-Apr-13 23:16:02

I loved it - thought it was a v comforting movie! grin

EverybodysSootyEyed Tue 23-Apr-13 23:12:28

Blast - that website is great
the erin brockovitch story is pretty nasty too

Has that website got a really annoying menu bar thing blocking the text for everyone else or just me?

I found Julie to be a self obsessed sort, so not surprised by that tbh.

EverybodysSootyEyed Tue 23-Apr-13 23:08:21

the real julia was 6ft2 and her kitchen was built with units 2inches higher than standard

meryl streep is 5ft6!

there are lots of comments on her 'playing tall' on the internet!!

Plathism Tue 23-Apr-13 23:08:16

Is that her husband Blast? He is very lovely.

I love it.

But then I would love to go eat and cook in Paris!

BlastAndDalmatians Tue 23-Apr-13 23:05:25

I found it deathly boring, shame because I like Meryl Streep. Stanley Tucci was lovely though.

And then I read about the real life story (second section)
here

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