I’ve watched it two times now and I am still not satisfied of watching. I want to watch it again.
Yes, that’s the one. JULIE & JULIA. It’s a WOW movie for me and a great WOW experience for me.
Let me outline the story first.
There are two parallel stories running – one is the Julia Child’s entry into her culinary career – and the other is the Julie Powell’s obsession with Julia and her recipes. How these two women find solace in cooking forms the crux of the movie. Both the husbands are a great support to their wonderful wives – My God, it feels damn good to know that.
Julia learns to cook French Recipes, to keep herself busy in the always transferable job of her husband. Julie takes up the challenge of cooking 524 recipes from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking in 365 days, to overcome the stress and boredom of her job.
The movie shows fantastic similarities between Julia and Julie and while watching the whole thing, I am stuck with similarities with me and Julie and Julia. I was able to recognise myself in many scenes or incidents.
Its Julia for Julie, but its Nigella Lawson for me. Yes, I feel she watches over me, when I bake the chocolate cake recipe of hers or while doing the chocolate chip cookies, which I love.
I related myself to Julie, who says that she has imaginary conversations with Julia, while cooking. Oh God !! How true !!! Even I have conversations with Nigella.
I related myself to Julia too, who tries different classes like – hat making / learning to play the bridge, before finding her true self in cooking. The passion with which she slices onions is just mind-boggling. So much a perfectionist, just like me. The way she prepares her mayonnaise recipe and gives tips to her friend Simca on preparing the perfect mayonnaise and how she holds everything as a secret – OMG !!! I related so much to her.
I loved the way both the husbands came home asking, “Whats for dinner?” and how they entered the kitchen first, peeping into pots, licking them from the corners and the warm smile that fills their face. It’s what happens at my home too. 🙂 I am reminded at this point, a famous quote by my patti – “The easiest way to a man’s heart is through the stomach” – How true !!!! 😉
and I felt so happy using them, like Nigella. Actually there are many more I would like to have which Nigella uses during her cooking shows. Have you een her pantry and the bar ???? It’s the perfect thing to have and a look into it, will inspire us to cook more.
It’s indeed a wonderful thing to have someone like Julia Child or Nigella to inspire and motivate us to find happiness and satisfaction and love in cooking. It’s so heartwarming when the loved ones eat them with a great smile on their face.
Now, my next search is Julia Child’s book – Mastering the Art of French Cooking !!!! He He He…. 😆 Just imagining myself like Julie !!!! 🙂
Edited to add : (Totally missed to write the most important thing !!! )
The best line in the movie, which I keep repeating to myself is,
You are the butter to my bread and the breath to my life.
WOW, isn’t that the best line a loving wife or a husband can give their partner ???