Amy Adams looks like a normal person. Meryl Streep is kind of silly. And yet after watching the newly-released trailer for Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia, I can’t wait to see the film, which is based in part on the eponymous memoir by Julie Lowell. (Julie had a crappy desk job and no purpose. So she decided to whip up every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking over the course of a year and blog about it.) My favorite line in the trailer: “I can write a blog. I have thoughts!”
Full disclosure: I liked the book, but I lost patience with Julie about half way in. What seems like it’s going to be a light-hearted romp — “365 Days! 524 Recipes! 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen!” — quickly becomes something much darker as Lowell’s marriage and professional life fall victim to her nutso cooking project. The trailer seems to be offering up the same false promise, so it will be interesting to see if this chick flick is more Bridget Jones’s Diary or Terms of Endearment. Good thing I love both.
The screenplay is also based on My Life in France, Child’s autobiography which is amazing, even if you’re not a foodie. So that bodes well.
Take a peek and let us know what you think in the comments.