So there was one evening – Tuesday – when none of our guys were playing tennis, and those playing were not intriguing enough to keep us in our seats. So we went to the movies! Turned out to be the right day, ’cause tix are only $6 on Tuesdays at Kings Island.
I’ve seen reviews of Julie & Julia, praising Meryl Streep, and ignoring the other half of the story. I thought it was all good. The love and sex story of Julia and her husband, and the story of the cookbook. Plus the story of the young writer whose partner encourages her to blog (their sex life is featured as well), her commitment to creating every one of Julia’s recipes in one year, and her reinvention of her life thereby.
The intersections between the two lives were interesting, details were fun and rich. And the love life of the 2 couples (plus Julia’s sister and her husband) was good and solid and beautiful. Nice to see normal love lives of folk over 25 portrayed, with all the passion and comfort in view.
An excellent and very satisfying film. Way better than the reviews.