Monday, August 10, 2009

Diva Don Loves Meryl Loves Julia

Julie & Julia: my second film so far this summer! Very rare, indeed, pour moi! Not that I don't like film, I do, but I spend so much time attending theatre, that there is little time left for movie going. Anyway, Meryl Streep is so delightful as Julia Child I found myself laughing consistently throughout the 2+ hours. My lifetime partner Alan, who passed 12 years ago, used Mastering the Art of French Cooking all the time. He was quite the chef, and I still have the girth to prove how much I enjoyed those gourmet meals he prepared. He loved Julia, and I, despite my inability to boil water, used to watch her TV show on the food network quite regularly with him. She was an individual that really had a good time teaching people how to cook. What a character! If she dropped a chicken on the floor, she picked it up and simply laughed at her mistake. Streep is having an equally good time playing her. As a matter of fact, a friend and I were recently talking about what makes this actress so much better than many of her contemporaries - she enjoys what she's doing and the work never shows. She's just having so much fun! Now, if only I could learn a thing or two from all of this, my life would be a whole lot happier.
Bon appetit!
ps Oh, did I mention the movie made me hungrier than usual?
-diva d


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