After a mediocre session of midnight madness Black Friday shopping, I thought it was fitting to end Turkey Day with Julie & Julia. When it first came out in theatres, I did notice that it got a lot of hype in the food blogs (the kitchn, Foodie at Fifteen, SeriousEats, etc). And at the time, for some reason I wasn’t impressed and didn’t even bother reading those articles. To be honest, I think I was simply turned off by the title of the movie! There was no reason to not watch it, even RT gave it 75% on the tomatometer.
It is a true “foodie” movie. It’s based on Julie Powell’s blog: The Julie/Julia Project and Julia Child’s life in France learning to cook. It’s funny, heartwarming, and delicious to watch. Have I found my inspiration to begin baking again? Not quite (I’m still kind of hopeless).
Watch the trailer below.