Monday, August 10, 2009

Julie and Julia



Is there anything Meryl Streep can't do? (besides sing?) Last night I went to see "Julie and Julia." I give it 5 pats of butter! (Butter being its own character in the flic) From the acting to the plot, it's utterly delicious.

My one and only tiny nit is that there weren't enough beautiful food scenes! I'm far from a foodie (cooking ranks up there with housework for me) but I do love to eat and there were some gorgeous bread scenes that left me salivating... and hungry for more food cinematography. I guess I was expecting more along the lines of Big Night (if you haven't seen it, run to rent it) which also, coincidentally, stars Stanley Tucci, which leads me to ask, is there anything Stanley Tucci can't do either?

And speaking of foodie flics, I had to go and comment on Michelle Buonfiglio's B&N blog in which she interviews book buyer Tommy Dreiling. Michelle wants to know what's the next big trend in romance. We all know vampires are hot hot hot right now (Mel's book Bite Me! is already in its 2nd printing. Yay!!) but I really think foodie romance is going to completely take off. Which is awesome for Louisa's book Can't Stand the Heat (St. Martins). It comes out Sept 1 and I promise, you won't be disappointed! It's as yummy as Julie and Julia is!

Bon Appetit!

8 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

Oh, I can't wait to see this movie!

Louisa Edwards said...

I can't believe I haven't seen it yet. What's wrong with me?

Marilyn Brant said...

Truly, a good bread scene can rival a hot love scene :). Can't wait to see this movie! I have the book and really enjoyed it...

Maria Geraci said...

Louisa, Kristen, run out to see the movie! You'll both love it. And Marilyn, yes, a good bread scene borders on the orgasmic:)

Kwana said...

I'm dying to see this movie but first I'm reading the book. Must hop on it.

Lucy said...

I didn't think Meryl did too bad of a job singing in Mama Mia. It was Pierce Brosnan that struggled with that...bless his heart.

And how cool is it that Mel's book is already in its 2nd printing! Go Mel! :)

Maria Geraci said...

I know (very exciting about Mel's book!)

Desiree Torres said...

I have been wondering if it was going to be good or not. I am a total foodie! I love cooking and eating! I've even gone as far as telling hubby we should buy a restaurant.

 

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