I loved the movie “Julie/Julia” when it came out. When I see a really great movie, generally, I’ll read the book and love them both even more. Not in this case. The book, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell was probably about the worst, and most offensive book I’ve ever read. Julie Powell’s writing style is geared toward shock, with a very great emphasis on sex, her narcissistic tendencies, and her Republican bashing. It reads like a high school writing project – in my opinion. This is not a book I’ll be keeping on my Kindle!
Makes me love the movie more. Of course, the screenplay wasn’t written by Julie Powell, it was by Nora Ephron.
I love movies – I love several kinds of movies:
- Any movie where cooking is a big part of it (No Reservations is another one I loved)
- Baseball movies (all of them)
- Period movies (love especially the Jane Austen ones, and anything on the Royals)
- Disaster movies (weird huh?)
I have a hugely diverse book and movie library…