Julie and Julia

Rating = B+

The real critics find fault (or many faults) with this movie. I think they are wrong. I think the Julie character is sympathetic, and her personal salvation through cooking (however good a cook she is or is not) and writing is a nice parallel to Julia's path. Of course, it would have been fun to have more scenes with Julia and Paul (and Meryl and Stanley are wonderful in the roles, with wonderful chemistry), but I can also imagine that might have been too much of a good thing (and I think Amy was also good in her role as Julie). All in all, it was a delightful movie to see — both parts.