Archive for September, 2009

Julie & Julia

Sunday, September 6th, 2009


I saw this lovely movie 3 days before our wedding, when we’d just finished decorating the venue and I was overstimulated and exhausted and just wanted to sit in a theater and be entertained with my sister, my mum and one of my best friends. We stuffed ourselves with rather ordinary pizza, crammed ourselves in, and were treated to one of the most delightful films I’ve seen in a long time. Now, I am no cook. I can find my way around basic pasta and some asian noodle concoctions, but the idea of Beouf Bourguignon is something that’s never crossed my mind.


So it wasn’t the food that had me. Aside from the divine Meryl (who looks astonishingly like my mum, especially in this film), what I loved about this movie is that it’s about two happy marriages. Not perfect marriages, but happy ones, in which each partner supports the other, and they find their way together, laughing. This is a rare and wonderful thing to see on screen these days, and was a welcome theme for me so close to my own wedding.