So the same day that I blogged about the book “Julie and Juila”, I saw the movie. I had high expectations for the movie. Several people had told me that it was a cute, and a frigid, sniffly Saturday night seemed like the perfect time to watch a fun movie with my husband.
About three-quarters of the way through, Jeff and I both wondered aloud if the movie was close to over. Bad sign.
The movie really wasn’t similar to the book at all, which made me wonder if I’m just far too literal to enjoy movies based on books. I did enjoy the portions of the movie devoted to Julia Child much more than the brief sections of the book about the legendary chef. But, I still didn’t like the Julie character at all, and it’s not even like she was similar to the Juile in the book. The Juile of the movie was b-o-r-i-n-g. Actually, I guess I found the whole movie a bit on the snoozy side.
Oh well. Not every film can be as complete and wonderful as the A&E version of “Pride and Prejudice!”
I’m reading “Gone with the Wind” now. Given what you know about me, do you think I should see the movie too?